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The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation. It’s allocated for schools to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country. The funding is not attached to the individual student but rather is intended for the school to address attainment gaps etc. As a result the funding is lagged i.e. not given to the school until the following year.
Our PP strategies draw from some key guidance including:
We use a tiered approach to reducing the attainment gap. The strands of that approach are:
If you have any questions about the Pupil Premium then please feel free to contact Mr Duffy ([email protected])
Could your son be eligible for pupil premium?
If your child is eligible for ‘free school meals’ and you register them for this, we’ll receive extra funding called ‘pupil premium’. We use this extra money to improve the educational provision and resources at the school.
What is pupil premium funding?
Pupil premium funding from the government is given to schools to help pupils reach their full potential, regardless of their background or financial situation. It’s provided for pupils who:
At Birkdale High School we get extra funding for every eligible pupil who is registered for free school meals. This extra money could make a real difference to the quality of education we offer.
For example, we’ve previously used pupil premium funding for:
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:
Does my child have to eat the free school meals?
No. Pupils who are registered for free school meals don’t have to eat them. If you’re eligible but you want your child to have packed lunches, you should still register because the school will receive the funding which can support your child in other ways.
How do I register?
Here is the link to Sefton’s application site for free school meals
For more information about how pupil premium is spent in our school, please see the annual reports tab on our website. (This contains details of how the pupil premium has been spent in the past academic year and how it will be spent this year)
If you have any questions or specific concerns, please contact me at ([email protected])
Mr. P Duffy