The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6’).
Parents and carers may wish to check their child's eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals (from Key Stage 2). Please click here for a link to Halton Borough Council's online help.
It has been for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Schools are required to publish online information about how the premium has been used.
Please download the documents below for further details.