Financial Support for Parents – Current Learners

Parents/carers can apply for financial assistance in relation to laptop, uniform, school transport and compulsory school trips if:

  • A learner is in receipt of Free School Meals.
  • The total household income including benefits (but excluding any disability-related benefit) is £27,500 or below.

Parents/carers should complete an application form and include relevant evidence of:

  • Free School Meal entitlement.
  • Household income, which may include:
    • Universal Credit.
    • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance.
    • Income related Employment and Support Allowance.
    • Full Tax Credit statement.
    • Any other benefit statement.
    • State Pension Credit.
    • Latest P60 or three recent pay slips.
    • Evidence of self-employed earnings.
    • Evidence of other household income, e.g. interest from savings, pension, maintenance agreement.

Please also include any special circumstances in a covering letter which may affect the decision, e.g. number of school aged children in the family.

Applying for Financial Support

Applications should be sent to the Finance Team either by email to or by post to The JCB Academy, Mill Street, Rocester, Staffordshire ST14 5JX.
Parents/carers who are not eligible for financial assistance may request extended payment terms by contacting the Finance Team by emailing
Please note that each case is considered on an individual basis and parents/carers may be required to meet with the Principal. Any financial assistance is provided at the Principal’s discretion.