St Bernadette Catholic Primary School

Funding and other information

Parent Information Sheet


School Milk – FREE for children under the age of five. FREE to children receiving or entitled to Free School Meals. At St Bernadette’s we provide this service through Cool Milks, if you would like to register your child to receive Milk whilst at school please use the link below to register your interest.

School Milk   (Please open hyperlink)


Pupil Premium – Please see the link below to the School website to find out if you are eligible for Pupil Premium funding; this additional funding helps the School to offer discounts on trips for pupil’s eligible and provide extra funding for resources in school.

Pupil Premium   (Please open hyperlink)


Universal and Free School Meals – All Reception and KS1 (Years 1 & 2) children are entitled to Universal Free School Meals, and this is automatic for all children in those year groups – you do not need to apply for this. There is a criteria that can be found on our website using the link below for any KS2 children (years 3, 4, 5, & 6) who may be entitled to received free school meals.

Universal and Free School Meals  (Please open hyperlink)


To check your eligibility for this please go to and follow the instructions. You will need your National Insurance Number. Once you have completed this process the School will be notified if you are eligible.


Governors Funds -  As a Catholic Voluntary Aided School, we have to pay 10% of the cost of all building projects, as well as 10% of some other spends.  This 10% cannot be met from the annual budget that we receive from the government but must come from parental contributions.   This is why we ask every family every year to help us meet these costs through voluntary contributions of £60 per family.  Each donation you make is put towards necessary building costs in order to maintain and upgrade our facilities. Please see link to our website.

Governors Funds (Please open hyperlink)


If you are able to support us, it would be very helpful if payment could be made online though SCO Pay. (New user set up will be issued in September when your child is on roll).


If you would like to spread the cost over the year at £5 a month, please set up a regular payment direct with your bank to the following account details:


Account Name: St Bernadette Catholic School – Governors Fund

Bank/Branch: Lloyds, Uxbridge

Account Number: 00221902

Sort Code: 30-98-91

Please reference your child’s name or family surname.


Gift Aid on your Governors Fund Contribution - In order to help the school, make your donation go further, please complete a Gift Aid Declaration Form if you pay taxes. This will enable the school to reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that you give.  

HMRC have very strict guidelines with regard to reclaiming gift aid tax and our procedures are audited regularly.  In order to reclaim the gift aid tax payments must be made from the person registered as a donor.  This includes online payments, cheque signatories and name of payees.  E.g. if a Gift Aid Donor is recorded in a marital name the payment cannot be from a maiden name.  If you have registered as a Gift Aid Donor you must notify the school of any changes to your personal details or circumstances that will affect your gift aid status.


A form can be found on the website using the link above under Governors Fund, once completed please hand this form into the office or email to


Thank you for taking the time to read all the above information. Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact or the Finance email also stated above.

Please open the following link:

Friends of St Bernadette School