For anyone not in the know this is pupil premium:https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/ ... il-premium
Free school meals, is only a small component.
Some of these children don't even know if they will be in the same home after school, let alone make it to the library. They need all the help they can get.
The fsm only quota is just a means of dividing those children in a less advantageous position at home when it cones to financial support and parents that can focus entirely on their child's education and welfare without worrying about securing work and surviving on very low income. It is not a perfect means of assessment for those that should qualify for pupil premium, but it is a good start at helping bright kids fulfill their academic potential regardless of their social background.
Once a grammar school place been appointed the children are older and more independent of their family circumstances. Homework clubs are made available after school and in some schools breakfast clubs, ensuring they are nutritionally equipped for the day ahead. The secondary school will also allow children access to it equipment which they may not have at home.