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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Schools are allocated Pupil Premium funding for children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), or who have been at some point in the last 6 years, for children who are looked after (or were previously looked after), and for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.


The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding.

It will be used to provide additional educational support and resources to improve the progress and to raise the standard of attainment for these children and narrow the gap between the attainment of these pupils and their peers.


Please read the information below which gives details of Pupil Premium.

Our Pupil Premium money has been used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions have had a significant impact on children’s attainment and progress.


Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we have a very good track record of ensuring that children make good progress, but historically levels of attainment can be lower for some children who are eligible for Free School Meals(FSM) – this is a national trend.


Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. Many children start school in Nursery and Reception with below age related expectations and our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach expectations which are appropriate for their age as they move through the school.


Targeted support is being provided through one to one and small group interventions throughout the school. These interventions support children in knowing where they are and what they need to do to improve their work.


We also believe it is very important to give our children a wide range of extended schools activities. There is an extensive offer in place in our school and children are able to gain accreditation from these activities and graduate through the Children’s University. This has been very successful.


Another key objective for our school is to ensure that there are as many practical, first hand experiences as possible to enhance the curriculum, through well planned educational visits and visitors. This helps to ensure that all our children have access to high quality learning opportunities and give them the cultural capital which will help them to succeed.


How Impact will be measured:

At the end of each school academic year we analyse progress and attainment and measure the impact Pupil Premium funding has had on those who are eligible.

However during the course of the year and in each year group we ensure that we continue to monitor the impact of this funding.

  • Pupil progress meetings take place each half term which inform impact on progress and attainment
  • SEND termly meetings monitor progress and attainment of pupils
  • SEND support plans are used to measure the progress to meet outcomes set through EP/SAIS reports as well as other agencies
  • Ongoing analysis of attendance data
  • Regular book scrutinies and moderation of books and pupil interviews
  • Monitoring of interventions for groups and the progress made by pupils within these groups

Is my child eligible for free school meals? 


As a Sefton resident, you are eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child tax credit only with an income of less than £16,190
  • Pension credit – Guarantee credit. 

Applying For Pupil Premium 


If you think you meet any of the above eligibility criteria you can apply for free school meals by contacting our School Admissions and Pupil Support team on 0151 934 3456 or by completing and returning the Free School Meals Form below.

Pupil Premium Policy