The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is for the school to decide how the pupil premium funding allocated to the school is spent, however schools are held accountable for its use and publish details of this money.
Newfield School is committed to investing the pupil premium fund effectively to provide opportunities for our students to thrive in our school, enjoy their learning experiences and maximise their progress whatever their starting point.
If your child is registered to receive free school meals then your child can purchase healthy food and drinks from the school canteen at break and / or lunchtime to the maximum of £2.85 per day. This is a saving of up to £542 per year.
Do you qualify for Free School Meals?
If you have a child attending a Sheffield school or maintained nursery, you may be entitled to free school meals if you receive any of these benefits:
- 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)
- Income Support
- income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income related Employment Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and do not get Working Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
How to apply for Free School Meals
If you wish to apply for free school meals you can contact school who can support you with your application or you can apply online here.