Admissions Offer Information – Finance


Payments

All payments for academy items should be made via ParentPay. Further information and details regarding ParentPay, including log-in details, will be communicated before the end of June.


Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available to support the cost for uniform, transport, laptop and Harper Adams. You may be eligible for financial assistance where the total household income (including benefits) is below £27,500; this threshold is reviewed annually. The financial assistance is means tested and applications are submitted directly to The JCB Academy. Before the start of each academic year you must reapply for financial assistance and notify us of any changes in financial circumstances during the academic year. For further information on the financial assistance, please visit our financial support page by clicking here.


Free School Meals

If you think you may be entitled to free school meals for your child, or they currently receive free school meals in a county other than Staffordshire, you will need to apply directly to Staffordshire County Council (regardless of where you live) to receive free school meals at The JCB Academy. You may call them on 0300 111 8007 or apply online at https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Educational-awards-benefits/FreeSchoolMeals/Apply-online.aspx (their office is open during school holidays.)

It’s really important that you make this application as, if successful, you will also be eligible to apply for financial assistance from the academy which helps with the costs of academy transport, uniform, laptop and compulsory trips.


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