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Pupil Premium (Free School Meals)

Pupil Premium funding is additional funding provided to state schools to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children.  The amount of funding our school receives is decided by how many eligible pupils we have recorded on our school census in October each year. 


If you are in receipt of certain benefits your child may qualify for Pupil Premium (Also known as Free School Meals), you can apply or just check your eligibility if you are not sure if you qualify. 


     child is eligible for free school meals if their parent or carer receives one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Job Seekers' Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190 as assessed by His Majesty's Revenue and Customs (Parents who are made redundant or start working less that 16 hours per week, may find their children are entitled to free meals for a limited period.)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)

To check your eligibility you will need the following information:
*  Parents name, date of birth, home address and email address
*  National Insurance Number or National Asylum Support Service reference number
*  Child's name, date of birth and school

Please go to to access the online free school meals eligibility checking service.  

If you do not have access to a computer please bring the above information into school and we can check your eligibility on your behalf.


As well as the school receiving additional funding to help support our Pupil Premium children, every child eligible for Pupil Premium will also receive the following benefits:-


  • Free bookbag when they first start school at New Milton Infants. 
  • Free Holiday and Activity Clubs (see our Local Holiday Activities page for details) 
  • When your child transfers to Junior school, you will not have to pay for their school dinners.