Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium & Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Supporting Documents


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.

Current Barriers to Learning at South Wirral High School

  • Quality first teaching at KS3
  • Quality of feedback
  • Parental engagement in the learning and progress of students
  • Attendance
  • lack of aspiration or expectation due to lack of immediate academic role models
  • Underachievement at KS1 and 2 in literacy and numeracy
  • Special educational needs; including behavioural and emotional, medical or cognitive
  • Lack of support/challenge for home learning
  • Financial constraints having immediate impact on the ability to resource tools for learning at home
  • Resilience and perseverance (Character development)
  • Lack of engagement in extra-curricular activities
  • Literacy and Numeracy


Pupil Premium Funding

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:
  • £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil:
  • identified in the January 2018 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of one of the following:
    • adoption
    • a special guardianship order
    • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local-authority care)
Allocations for 2018-19Amount £PupilsTotal £
Deprivation (FSM) Pupil Premium (ever 6)935246230,010
Service Children Pupil Premium (ever 6)300133,900
Post LAC Pupil Premium2,30012,300


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.




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