Sir John Lillie

Primary School

Succeeding on the Journey through Lifelong Learning

Calling all Parents from Reception, Year 1 and 2

We need your help!


As the government has now introduced free school meals for all children in Reception and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), it is more important than ever for us as a school to know the number of pupils we can claim Pupil Premium funding for.


Pupil Premium funding is given to all schools to support their budgets and enable children to receive support from additional staff and invest in additional equipment, resources and activities.


It is now the responsibility of Parents and Carers with children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2  to inform the school if their child is eligible for Free School Meals


There is a new website ( where you can quickly and easily check whether your child/children are eligible for free school meals and, if eligible, also gain welcome additional funding for our school, known as ‘Pupil Premium’.


After entering details into the web site (you will need to bring with you your National Insurance Number or National Asylum Seeker Service Number), the process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response, and will notify the school.


We will be running drop in sessions where staff will be on hand to help you to check whether your child is eligible for free school meals.


These sessions will take place in the community room on-


Monday 12th January 2015          8.45-9.30 and 2.45-3.30

Tuesday 13th January 2015          8.45-9.30 and 2.45-3.30

Wednesday 14th January 2015   8.45-9.30 and 2.45-3.30



If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me


Many thanks


Amanda Bates

Deputy Headteacher