Pupil Premium is extra money paid direct to schools for each child who is eligible for free school meals (FSM).
The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after by the Local Authority continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
Per pupil funding has remained at £1,320 per child for the 2019/20 academic year. Sefton Park Schools has been awarded funding of £39,000 for this academic year.
The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium. Our annual Pupil Premium report sets out how we have spent the money, and the impact it had on attainment.
Below are the details of how we spent our Pupil Premium and the impact of the funding in 2018/19