Free School Meals

Free school meals are only available to children in Years 7 to 11. Students in Year 12 and 13 can enquire about the 16-19 Bursary option.

How do I apply for Free School Meals?

You can claim free school meals for each child who attends school in Cheshire East if you receive one of these benefits:

· Universal Credit with no earned income or with net monthly earnings less than £616.67

· Income Support

· Income based Jobseeker's Allowance

· Income related Employment Support Allowance

· Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

· The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

· Child Tax Credit - as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and do not get Working Tax Credit

· Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

If you meet the criteria outlined above, then you can apply for Free School Meals using the link below; Free School Meals (

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium funding is funding received by the school with the aim to support those pupils who are:

• Eligible for free school meals (FSM) now or in the last 6 years

• Looked after or adopted

• Children of Armed Forces personnel

The Pupil Premium Strategy for Knutsford Academy and Cheshire Studio School outlines the intended spending of the Pupil Premium based upon the needs of each of the individual schools.

Our strategy and spending is in line with the evidence which suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools used a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a particular focus on teaching.

1. Teaching

2. Targeted academic support

3. Wider approaches

The full details of our intended spending based on the needs of our schools can be found in the Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium