Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to pupils on roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), children of service families, and pupils who have been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.
The Government believes that schools should decide how the Pupil Premium is allocated and spent as it is felt that Schools are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils within schools.
Strong leadership systems in our School ensures that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact. All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported to the Governors ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.
Schools are held accountable for their use of the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the impact this has on educational attainment. School performance tables now include a ‘Narrowing the Gap’ measure showing how disadvantaged children perform in each school.
If you think that you should be eligible for free school meals you may apply yourself by following this link https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims-wirral
or if you would like us to complete the on-line application for you, please complete the Pupil Premium form on our Parent App in the forms section.