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Pupil Premium

Information about Pupil Premium for parents and carers

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.

King Ecgbert 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 breakfast before school and a main meal in the dining room at lunchtime each day, saving over £500 per child 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)

If you are over 18 and still attend school your free school meals will continue.

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.

Useful contacts from Sheffield council

Organisation/ area of help



Sheffield directory: links to all services available in Sheffield and nationally, including child benefit and working tax credits


Citizens Advice Bureau (helps people with housing, debt, employment and benefits including Universal Credit):


Advice Line:

03444 113 111


Universal Credit


From a mobile:

0345 608 8545


From a landline:

0845 608 8545

Housing benefit and council tax support


0114 273 6777

Free School Meals and applying with the Council


0114 273 4567

Affordable warmth schemes

Warm home discount


Cold Weather payment


Transport.  Advice on child fares and tickets