Mesty Croft Primary

Believe and Achieve


Pupil Census Day - 17th January 2019

On pupil census day lunch will be a Mary Poppins themed menu. Menu posters will be displayed around school. If you register your child for a meal on census day then the School could be entitled to additional funding called Pupil Premium for those whose families who have registered for free school meals (FSM) or who have been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years. All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have automatically been entitled to a free school lunch.  However, registering for free meals could raise an extra £1,300 for the school. 


These funds enable our school to take on additional staff and invest in additional equipment, resources and activities to the benefit all children. Being in receipt of the pupil premium fund will also entitle your child to support with the cost of school visits/trips/clubs.


How can I find out if my child is entitled to the Pupil Premium funding?

The process for applying is straightforward and confidential. You can check online using a ‘Free School Meals / Pupil Premium Service’ at After entering essential details into the web site, the online application process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response, and will notify our school. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the office staff, who will be able to assist you through this process. All enquires will be treated in confidence.