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The Pupil Premium Grant

In 2017-18, the Pupil Premium allocation to Ashton on Mersey School was £223,465 which equates to 275 pupils.

The Pupil Premium is additional grant funding and is in addition to the School’s Delegated Budget. It is allocated to children from low-income families, children who are in local authority care, children adopted from local authority care and children with parent(s) in the Armed Forces. Pupil Premium Funding is used to raise attainment, promote social skills, independent learning and positive behaviour in order to increase pupil progress.

Pupil Premium children face many barriers to educational achievement. At AOM these barriers include:

  • Gaps in literacy and numeracy skills
  • Attendance and punctuality issues
  • Financial access to educational opportunities
  • Confidence, emotional well-being concerns and low self-esteem
  • Complex family issues

The Purpose of the Pupil Premium Grant

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.

In most cases the Pupil Premium 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 to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of the pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

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