Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.

At St. John's we receive a specific amount per child for any classed under the umbrella of 'disadvantaged'. This includes:

Children in receipt of free school meals (or have been in preceding years)

Children who are looked after by Sefton

Children with parents in the armed forces.

This funding is provided to enhance the quality of outcomes for childen within this group whether it be academic based or more pastorally based.  The member of staff responsible for pupil premium funding is Mr Thomson who works closely with both our pastoral and curriculum teams to ensure it is spent prudently and effectively.  Pupil premium expenditure is reported to governors each year and you can read our most recent report below.


Pupil premium funding is most often provided for children in receipt of free school meals.  If you feel you would be entitled as a family to free school meals for your child, please contact our learning mentor at school (Mrs. Maxwell - maxwellh@stjohns.sefton.school) and/or have a read of the letter below.

It is important to note that free schools meals is NOT the same as the universal school meal (provided by the government) that is received by children in Reception, Years 1 and Year 2.  Pupil premium is additional funding which we use to boost the outcomes for children who qualify.


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