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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium / Free School Meals

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to support the achievement of children from households on a lower income. 

How is Pupil Premium used?

At Cherry Hinton Primary School, if your child receives the Pupil Premium, we will use this to help you with the cost of school trips, music tuition fees, extra curricular clubs and provide extra teaching support for your child.

How do I get this extra funding?

If you are receiving any of the eligible benefits listed below, you can apply for free school meals and allow your school to receive the Pupil Premium funding:

  • Income support

  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance

  • Income-related employment and support allowance

  • Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999

  • Child Tax Credit (but are not entitled to working tax credit) and your family income is less than £16,190

  • Universal Credit

  • Guaranteed element of state pension credit

If your child is automatically receiving free school meals because they are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 you will still need to make an application in order to get the extra funding.


  • Children do not have to eat a school meal every day – just be registered as eligible.

  • You can use free school meals just on the days that your child likes the menu, or on days when you are running low on supplies at home.

  • Other pupils cannot tell which children get free school meals because of low income.


How do I apply?

  • A paper application form can be downloaded from below or collected from the school office

  • You can apply online at

  • Telephone applications can be made by calling 01223 703200

    If you would like further information please come to the school office.