Pupil Premium at Sefton Park
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 are looked after by the Local Authority (LAC) and those who were previously looked after by the Local Authority (PLAC) immediately before being adopted and children of service personnel.
Per pupil funding is £1,385 per child for the 2022/23 academic year and £2,410 for Looked after and Previously Looked After children. The budget for 2022/23 is £58,170 (£23,545 Infant and £34,625 Juniors). The report below outlines our Pupil Premium Strategy Plan
Pupil Premium Spending & Impact
The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium. Our Pupil Premium statement details our school's use of pupil premium funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged children.
It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year's spending of pupil premium had within our school.