The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
School’s are given pupil premium for:
Schools can choose how to spend their pupil premium money as they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible.
At Mersey Drive we have analysed our barriers to learning and established key aims which our pupil premium strategy works to address.
Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when used across 3 areas:
The current key aims identified in our Pupil Premium Strategy are:
In order to be eligible for pupil premium, your child must be registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for universal free school meals. Being in receipt of universal free school meals does not entitle your child to pupil premium.
Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you get any of the following:
If you receive any of the benefits listed above, then you should inform your local authority here Free School Meals Register, even if your child is currently in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and receiving universal feww school meals. This will then release additional funding to school.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy can be found below.