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.
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2.
Pupil Premium Funding
In the 2017-2018 financial year, schools received the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the previous 6 years:
Schools will receive £1,900 for any pupil:
|Total Number of Students On Roll (October 2017 census)||859|
|Total number of Ever 6 Students Funded||262|
|Total Number of Looked After Children||5|
|Total Number of Service Family Students||16|
|Funding allocated 2017-2018||£259,270|
Catch Up Funding
In 2017 to 2018 South Wirral High School received £16,000 for catch-up funding. This was calculated nationally using each school’s 2016-17 data.