This is a grant provided to the school by the government to support your child through their education. We can receive a pupil premium grant in respect of your child if any of the following circumstances are met (use the link below to apply):
If yes, please complete an application via www.harrow.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals . Please call the school if you require any assistance.
Free School Meal Eligibility Information
Free School Meals are available to any full-time student who is still at school and eligible. You can get Free School Meals for your child if you or your partner gets either:
• Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
• Income Support.
• Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The Guarantee element of Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less
• Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
From 1 April 2018, all existing free school meals claimants will continue to receive free school meals whilst Universal Credit is rolled out. This will apply even if their earnings rise above the new threshold during that time.
Applications can be made via www.harrow.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals . The school will only be able to see your contact details, the date you applied and whether or not you are eligible. None of your personal or financial information is passed onto the school.
If eligible for free school meals, the school will be provided with extra money from the government for school meals and to support your child through their education.
Mode of Travel to School
If you change your mind about any of the below consents at a later date, please inform the school office.
Are you happy for your child's image to be used in print and or web based school publicity materials to showcase the school's activities (e.g. internal displays, school website and social media accounts, school prospectus and other media publicity)?
Education Visit Consent
The following consent allows your child to:
a) To take part in school visits and other activities that take place off school premises during their time at Pinner High School.
b) To be given first aid or urgent medical treatment required during any school visit or activity.
Please note the following important information:
The visits and activities covered by this consent include:
• day visits that take place wholly or mainly within the normal school day
• offsite sporting fixtures
The visits and activities not covered by this consent include:
• educational visits that take place wholly outside of the normal school day
• educational visits requiring one or more overnight stay
• educational visits involving adventurous activities
The school will send you information about each visit or activity before it takes place.
When we inform you of a visit you can, if you wish, tell the school that you do not want your child to take part in that particular school visit or activity, unless it is part of the national curriculum.
Are you happy for your child to take part in school visits and other activities as described above that take place off school premises during their time at Pinner High School?
Do you authorise the school to administer PARACETAMOL as they consider necessary or your child’s own branded equivalent medicine(s) according to medical instructions
If your child suffers from asthma, it is the parent’s /carer’s responsibility to ensure that your child carries their inhaler at all times and knows how to administer it. In the event that your child suffers an asthma attack and does not have his/her Inhaler, the school Emergency inhaler will be used. Please confirm that you give permission for the school to administer this in an emergency.
If your child is likely to suffer from an allergic reaction, it is the parent’s/carer’s responsibility to ensure that your child carries their epipen at all times. In the event that your child does not have his/her epipen, the school will administer their emergency epipen. Please confirm that you give permission for the school to administer this in an emergency.
For more information about how we use biometric information, please click here.
The school uses a student recognition system using biometrics. This allows us to make the best use of efficient systems such as ensuring the school is cashless, including catering, and school trips, library software, print and copy cost control, access control and registration systems.
This offers a high level of services to students, with benefits including:
• Improved security for handling cash transactions in the school
• Reduction in administration time and cost dealing with lost or forgotten cards/passwords/PINS
• Reduces bullying, as there is nothing that can be stolen for use by another student
• Children will not have to remember to bring a card
• Shorter queuing time
This is a technology that is already used successfully by thousands of schools nationwide, including many in Harrow. Pinner High School will comply at all times with Data Protection Act and with the provisions of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 regarding the use of biometric data. In order for your child to use the biometric system, a parent or guardian will need to give consent below.
Once your child ceases to use the biometric recognition system, his/her biometric information will be securely and permanently deleted by the school.
Have all persons with parental responsibility seen the information on how Pinner High School uses biometric information (PHS Biometrics Information Letter )?
Are you happy for Pinner High School to use your child's biometric information as part of a recognition system as described above?