Pupil Premium

Your child maybe eligible to receive a Pupil Premium grant of up to £1320.00 per annum. This grant would enable your child to have free school meals, regardless of the year they are in, and 90% off extra-curricular clubs at John Ball School. If your child is entitled to this money then they will also be entitled to school residential trips at a reduced cost. When signing up for the first time, children will also receive a John Ball bookbag.

You will be entitled to Pupil Premium funding if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits.

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit – net earnings threshold of £7,400.00 from April 2018
  • Guarantee element of pension credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

An application for Pupil Premium will confirm whether you are eligible and allow the school to claim the funding.

To apply you need to create an account and submit an online application at the link below:

You can view our plans for spending and impact statements on the pupil premium funding we have received below:

2019-2020 Spending Review
Spending Review: 19/20 Pupil Premium Statement

2020-2021 Pupil Premium Strategy
Pupil Premium Strategy

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For starting school September 2021 

You are automatically on the waiting list of any school of higher preference choice to the one you are offered.  

Waiting list for Lewisham Community Schools will not be available until after 31st May 2021. Parents are asked not to ring before this date.

However, if you require any other information, please do not hesitate to contact the admissions officer via 02088521601 or admissions@johnball.lewisham.sch.uk


  • Parents wishing to lodge appeals should do so by Friday 14th May 2021.
  • For community schools in Lewisham parents should contact Jasmine Kassim, on Tel: 0208 314 8577
  • Appeals lodged after Friday 14th May 2021 will not be heard until September 2021.

More information on the process and for Appeals can be found here:-