Pupil premium arrangements

Pupil premium is additional funding for schools in England to support disadvantaged children. Students who have been eligible for free school meals within the last 6 years are automatically eligible.

New College Leicester has a significant number of students who are, or have been in the past 6 years, eligible to receive Pupil Premium, this is additional funding for students in years 7 to 11 who are, or have been eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.

Pupil Premium funding now extends to students who have been adopted from care or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order. As this information is not usually passed between schools, so if you are aware that your child falls into one of these categories, we would like you to make us aware.

This will enable us to make a claim for any additional funding which we are entitled to which in turn will go towards helping your child to succeed at New College Leicester. We are grateful for the support of all parents and carers who have already made us aware of their eligibility for pupil premium, and we would remind you that you are under no obligation to provide us with this information; but obviously, we do wish to claim all funding we are entitled to in order to provide more support for students. 

Am I Eligible for Free School Meals?

If your parents/carers receive:-

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working tax credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal credit with annual net earned income of less than £7,400

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or carer, can also get free school meals.

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they will remain eligible until they finish school.

How old do students have to be?

Any students in full-time attendance at school, who continue to be eligible, may receive free school meals until their 19th birthday.


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You can complete the enclosed application form, apply online at https://freeschoolmeals.leicester.gov.uk/  or phone on 0116 454 1009 (make sure you have your national insurance number when you call).  You can also contact the school for assistance on 0116 231 8500.