Pupil Premium


What is Pupil Premium? 

Pupil Premium is funding provided for schools, which is additional to main school funding. The funding is designed to help boost the progress and attainment of disadvantaged pupils. 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. Michael in the Hamlet, we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our pupils. Pupils have full access to and experience of the curriculum regardless of race, age, gender, disability, religion and belief. We promote a sense of self-esteem, responsibility and tolerance in young people and aim to ensure that all of our pupils are able to access all aspects of school provision in order to achieve the highest levels of attainment and progress whatever their starting point.

Pupil Premium is therefore a key resource for ensuring the realisation of this aspirational and inclusive ethos. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged; we also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil Premium is paid for pupils who are recorded as being eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years, children who are looked after (LAC) or who have a parent in the armed services.

If you believe that you may be entitled to free school meals, then please complete the online form. It can be found by clicking this link. Alternatively, you can visit a Liverpool City Council One Stop Shop. Applying for this funding is beneficial to the school so we encourage all parents to complete the form even though your children are automatically entitled to free school meals in KS1. If you have any questions or require any assistance completing or accessing the form online, please ask staff in the school office for some help.

We use the funding provided in a variety of different ways. Please use this link to access our most up to date Pupil Premium Strategy Statement:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023 – 2024