Beaumont Leys

Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

Do you think your child might be able to get some extra support through Free School Meals / Pupil Premium funding?

Click here – it takes just 5 minutes and you will get an immediate answer.

You will need your National Insurance Number or National Asylum Seekers Number as well as your name, date of birth and contact details and your child's name and date of birth. Full details are below. 


Alternatively, you can ask at reception if you want us to check your eligibility for you, or email us at

Applying for Financial support:  Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funding

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from families who were known to be eligible for free school meals, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months. This is Government funding for schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. Once a child has become eligible for this support it continues for six years after eligibility ceases, so even if you meet the criteria for Free School Meals now and then your circumstances change next year and you are no longer eligible, the Pupil Premium funding will continue for a further six years. Schools also receive funding of a smaller amount for the children of service personnel.

You are now able to instantly check your eligibility via totally confidential website:

  • It is free to check, takes just a few minutes to complete and it will tell you straight away if you are eligible.
  • The application process is confidential and receipt of Pupil Premium will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.
  • Once you have completed this form, if in the future your financial circumstances changed such that you became eligible, you will be automatically notified.

To complete your application, you just need:

  • Your name, date of birth and contact details.
  • National Insurance Number or National Asylum Seekers Number.
  • Your child's name and date of birth.

Click here to start your free application - It will only take 5 minutes to complete!

If you would prefer, we can complete an application on your behalf. You simply need to complete the form linked below:

(Please click the image above or here to access the form - this is also avaialble as a PDF here)

You can also collect this from our main reception.

When completed, either email it to - Or if you have completed this on paper, please hand it in at reception or ask your child to hand it in to student reception.

If after filling in the application it returns ‘Not Found (ECS No Trace)’, please check the data you have entered, particularly the spelling of your name, your date of birth, your National Insurance Number and your address and submit your application again.

If you are already in receipt of free school meals at BLS you do not have to re-apply.

Once you know that your are eligable for Free School Meals via this automated system, you can contact the school for further advice with complete the Leicester City Council application to recieve Free School Meals or you can complete this online by following the instructions here - Leicester City Council Free School Meals

Free School Meals

If your child is eligible for free school meals, then the value of this is £2.50 per day.  This may be used at either break time or at lunch time.  Even if you child chooses not to take up the meal, your registering will mean that the school receives additional Pupil Premium funding.

Pupil Premium Allowance

We have created an account for all students eligible for the Pupil Premium funding which they can spend on a range of activities or equipment both inside and outside of school. We hope that this will help them to access a wider range of experiences and opportunities in their learning.

KS3 students receive an allowance of £30.

KS4 students receive an allowance of £50.

Students can spend this allowance on equipment, activities or trips both in and out of school. The allowance is not to be used to purchase uniform items.

Opportunities may arise during the school year that the allowance could be used for or towards and our Pupil Premium Champion is happy to discuss these with students individually.

In addition, to the funding that eligible children receive, for each child on our register that is eligible for Pupil Premium funding, the school also receives funding so as to be able to provide enhanced support for  our students.

For more information about how the school uses Pupil Premium funding go to our Pupil Premium section.