Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding.

It is allocated to pupils on roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), children of service families, and pupils who have been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.

It is 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 will be held accountable for their use of the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the impact this has on educational attainment.  School performance tables now include a ‘Narrowing the Gap’ measure showing how disadvantaged children perform in each school.

If you think you are eligible for Free School meals please see the links below:

http://www.stgeorges.wirral.sch.uk/news/are-you-eligible-for-free-school-meals/36690

http://www.stgeorges.wirral.sch.uk/page/letters-2018-19/47521

https://www.wirral.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/funding-and-financial-support/free-school-meals-pupil-premium

 

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