St John's

Catholic Primary School

At St John's we grow and learn in the footsteps of Jesus.

Pupil Premium/Recovery Premium

Pupil Premium


Is your child entitled to Pupil Premium? If so we can fund £180 of clubs outside of school for your child.  It also brings £1385 additional funding into the school to help support teaching and learning.  

You may choose to send your child to: beavers, scouts, drama, instrumental lessons, gymnastics, dance, swimming or another club.  When you and your child have chosen the club you wish to join, please bring your receipt to the school office and you will be able to claim up to £180 per academic year. 

To apply you simply need to register for Free School Meals, (even if you opt for your child to have packed lunches)

 How to apply:

You can register your entitlement for Pupil Premium/Free School Meals - Eligible by Benefit (EBB) if :

  • you have children who attend a school in Wiltshire, and
  • you are in receipt of any of the qualifying benefits listed below. 


Qualifying benefits for Pupil Premium/Free School Meals:

Please click here for Free School Meals Guidance

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, without any Working Tax Credit, and an annual household income (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) that is not more than £16,190
  • Run-on Working Tax Credit which is only paid for 4 weeks after you STOP qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit 

How to register

  • Visit  and complete the online application form or
  • Print and complete the form below and return it to the school office

Please note that the Local Authority will check your initial and on-going eligibility to qualifying benefits on your behalf using the DFE online Free School Meal Eligibility Checking Service. Your National Insurance or National Asylum Seeker Support Number and Date of Birth must be completed clearly and accurately.


All pupils who are currently in receipt of Free School Meals are eligible to receive support during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please contact to receive further information about the Governments voucher scheme through Edenred.


Free School Meals vs Universal Infant Free School Meals

Universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) is different to free school meals. UIFSM is available to all children in reception class, year 1, and year 2. Unfortunately, we have not been given funding to provide vouchers for families eligible for UIFSM. However, even if you had been receiving UIFSM, you may still be eligible for Free School Meals, and should apply to register using the link above.

The following report details the Pupil Premium Strategy covering how the allocation was spent and its impact.