The Pupil Premium at Ormskirk School
As a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is a way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.
The level of the premium in 2017/18 is £935 per pupil and is received by any pupil currently in receipt of free school meals or who has been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years.
In the 2017/18 financial year, Ormskirk School received £266,945 of Pupil Premium funding, for the 282 pupils eligible to receive it. To find out how we use it, read the report(s) below: