Pupil Premium

In 2023-24, the Pupil Premium allocation to Ashton on Mersey School is £262,890 which equates to 268 pupils.

Eligibility for Pupil Premium Funding

The following pupil groups are eligible for pupil premium:

  • Pupils who are recorded as eligible for free school meals, or have been recorded as eligible in the past 6 years.
  • Children looked after by local authorities, referred to as looked-after children.
  • Children previously looked after by a local authority or other state care, referred to as previously looked-after children.

Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools with pupils who have parents serving in the armed forces.

The Purpose of the Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium Funding is used to raise attainment, promote social skills, independent learning and positive behaviour in order to increase pupil progress.

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 disadvantaged children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. However, schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding. Measures are included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of the pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

Funding is spent on a range of initiatives including;

  • Intervention
  • Uniform
  • Attendance initiatives
  • Enrichment
  • Trips and visits
  • Mentoring
  • Counselling
  • Educational resources
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