Every child, in England, receives a free school meal until the end of Year 2 under the universal free school meal scheme. However if you are in receipt of certain benefits your child may be entitled to pupil premium. This is a sum of money given to schools by the government for children from low income families. It is really important that you register for pupil premium as this enables the school to access essential funding from the Government. As a school we can use this money to support the children in a number of different ways including additional staff for intervention work and curriculum enrichment.