The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
It is currently paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:
- Registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
- Been in care for 6 months or longer
- Children of service personnel
In the 2013 to 2014 financial year, we received £900 for each eligible student. Our allocation for the 2013-14 financial year was £306,000.00. We used this funding to strategically ‘raise the bar’ whole school whilst targeting the acceleration of progress and attainment of our most disadvantaged students.
In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, pupil premium funding increased to £935 for each eligible secondary-aged student. Funding to support looked-after children increased to £1,900 for each eligible student. Eligibility for funding was extended to all children who have been looked after for 1 day or more; were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005, a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.
Our allocation for the 2014-15 financial year was £317,900. The funding is carefully ring-fenced so that it is spent on the specific pupils intended, regardless of their attainment levels. We also operate on an inclusive basis which means that all pupils, irrespective of whether they receive additional funding, have access to initiatives and provisions in order to maximise attainment across the whole school population.
Our allocation for the 2015-16 financial year is £330,000. The funding continues to be carefully ring-fenced so that it is spent on the specific pupils intended, regardless of their attainment levels.
Our allocation for 2016-17 financial year is £327,250. Please click on the Pupil Premium 2016-17 tab on the left to find out how we spend this money to improve the attainment of our pupil premium pupils.
Click the below link for an information letter about claiming Free School Meals and Pupil Premium eligibility for you son / daughter:
Click the below link to access the application form on the Liverpool City Council website:
Click the below link to access the Department of Education website for additional information: