Free School Meals
The College receives a Pupil Premium payment for the year in which families are eligible for free school meals and automatically for the next five years. This year it is £935 for secondary pupils and £1300 for primary pupils. This additional funding will be invested in your child to help them achieve more at College. At Astor College we use this money to support one-to-one tuition and additional teaching support, help towards music lessons and after-college activities, as well as subsidies for trips. If you are eligible for free school meals, you may also be entitled to claim other forms of assistance, for example with home to school transport.
I should be grateful if you would complete the attached form related to Pupil Premium/ Free School Meals so that we are able to receive the extra funding that can then be used to support your child.
If you feel that your son or daughter would not wish to access the free school meals or as a family you have decided against this offer, could I ask that you still complete the form for us as the extra funding that is available can be used in the ways identified above to support them during their time at Astor.
Mr L Kane
IMPORTANT – If your child currently receives free school meals, it is still necessary to apply on-line for them to be transferred.
Free school meal information does not transfer automatically from school to school.