Pupil Premium funding is additional funding allocated by the government to children in receipt of free school meals. Further funding is allocated to children with a parent in the services, and to children who are, or have been 'looked after' (in care). The Pupil Premium funding continues to be allocated to school for up to six years after their entitlement began. The purpose of this funding is for schools to look for ways to help eligible children to overcome any disadvantage that may be associated with financial or social need.
Pupil Premium funding forms a significant part of our school budget which is used to benefit all children in school.
If you are a parent of a child in school and think you may be entitled to Free school Meals, there is a very quick way to check using your National Insurance Number at www.liverpool.gov.uk/free-school-meals. The school will get the Pupil Premium funding even if you do not intend to claim the free school meals.
The Pupil Premium Policy explains our approach to Pupil Premium spending and our rationale behind our decisions. Other documents here outline how money has been allocated and its impact.