All infant age children currently receive Universal Infant Free School Meals. However, confusingly, some of our parents and carers will qualify for Free School Meals (FSM). If you are eligible for FSM we strongly urge you to apply. Even if your child is only registered for FSM for one day they will be entitled for additional funding in school, known as Pupil Premium, for six years. This funding is used to ensure your child makes the maximum progress possible. You also receive a clothing grant towards the cost of school uniform.
You can find more information about FSM in Cumbria by clicking on this link.
Please apply if you are eligible. Since the introduction of Universal Infant Free School Meals we have seen our funding for pupil premium fall dramatically as parents don't apply.