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.


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:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Schools will receive £1,900 for any pupil:

  • identified in the January 2017 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)
Total Number of Students On Roll (October 2017 census)859
Total number of Ever 6 Students Funded262
Total Number of Looked After Children5
Total Number of Service Family Students16
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.




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