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We care and collaborate together
We are ambitious, challenging ourselves to aim high
We enjoy life and every new opportunity
We have inquisitive minds and ask questions
We value and celebrate each other’s strengths and talents
We do our best and never give up
We love learning for life
Pupil Premium and Free School Meals
If your child is eligible for ‘Free School Meals’ and you register them for this, we’ll receive extra funding called ‘pupil premium’. We use this extra money to improve the educational provision and resources at the school.
What is Pupil Premium Funding?
Pupil premium funding from the government is given to schools to help pupils reach their full potential, regardless of their background or financial situation. It’s provided for pupils who:
At Cloverlea, we get an extra £1,345 for every eligible pupil who is registered for free school meals. This extra money could make a real difference to the quality of education we offer.
For example, we’ve previously used pupil premium funding for:
Is My Child Eligible for Free School Meals?
Your child might be eligible if you access:
Universal Infant Free School Meals
Currently, pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2 are entitled to a free school meal thanks to a different government funding scheme known as universal infant free school meals (UIFSM). You shouldn’t confuse UIFSM with free school meals and the pupil premium.
If your child is in reception, year 1 or year 2 and is eligible for free school meals according to the criteria above, you should still register because we’ll receive the extra pupil premium funding.
Does My Child Have to Eat the Free School Meals?
No. Pupils who are registered for free school meals don’t have to eat them. If you’re eligible but you want your child to have a packed lunch you should still register because the school will receive the funding which can support your child in other ways.
How Do I register?
In order to make the process easier, the school uses an Online Free School Meal Checker. The system allows for you to check your FSM eligibility online, without having to complete a paper copy. The link to the online applications system can be found at: https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims-trafford
If you have any problems completing the application or would like school to complete the application on your behalf, please complete the attached registration form and return it to the school office.
If you have any questions or specific concerns, please contact the school office on 0161 980 8338