Pupil Premium Grant (and Free School Meals) Applications

We can support all families with a variety of different needs such as:

  • Support with children’s behaviour and emotional development
  • Assistance with applications for benefits, Free School Meals (see below), transport & housing and more
  • Providing a listening ear for any concerns you have regarding your child/family's wellbeing
  • Signposting to various parental courses, after school clubs and activities all around the Watford area.

To get family support, call the school office to arrange an appointment with the Pastoral Support Team, or email directly on:pst@lhaines.herts.sch.uk           

Pupil Premium

Signing up for Pupil Premium is a positive choice for both the family and the school.  If you are eligible, your child will receive  free school meals, and you may also receive up to £100 each academic year, to use for after-school clubs, uniform, school trips, swimming and more.  For every child that is eligible, Laurance Haines receives £1320 to be spent on vulnerable children within the school. This funding helps us to provide booster lessons and extra support for children.

If you are eligible but decide to give your child packed lunches, the school can still receive this valuable financial help so please SIGN UP NOW using the link here.

Need help signing up?  Don't have access to a computer or mobile internet?  Just get in touch with the school office or email the Pastoral Support Team on pst@lhaines.herts.sch.uk

See the letters below, in various languages, regarding Pupil Premium registration and claim forms.

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Early years pupil premium provides nursery children an extra £0.53 per hour for 3 and 4 year old children who have been in care or adopted from care, or whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits to support children's development and learning.

Children whose parents/carers receive one of the following benefits will generate EYPP for their Provider/School:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income - based (not contribution-based) Job Seeker's Allowance (IBJAS)
  • The Guarantee element of the State Pension Credit 
  • Income-related employment and support allowance or financially supported by NASS (National Asylum Support Service)
  • Child tax credit - except if you meet any of the following criteria:
    • Entitled to working tax credit (regardless of income)
    • Have an annual income in excess of £16,190

Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, of after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to EYPP.

If you think you are eligible, please contact us so that we can assist you with an application.