Pupil Premium


Crosby High School Pupil Premium


What is the Pupil Premium?


The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months. Eligibility for the Pupil Premium for 2012–13 was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever6 Free School Meals measure). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and a smaller amount for the children of service personnel.


What is the rationale behind it?


According to the Department for Education website:


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 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.


In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. 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.


What is Crosby High School doing?


The provision allows the school to be completely flexible in ensuring that the most suitable and pertinent interventions are put in place to help narrow the gap between FSM pupils and their counterparts. It is our intention to ensure that pupils will be able to benefit from the widest choice of opportunities and support to ensure that they develop academically and personally and that these interventions are individualised to best suit the needs of every eligible pupil.


At CrosbyHigh School we have introduced and developed a variety of intervention strategies to help support students who have qualified for the Pupil Premium.


Can parents apply for funding?


Decisions on individual funding requests will be decided using various criteria such as: behaviour, attendance, punctuality, progress and a pupil’s individual needs. 


Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups. New measures have been included in the performance tables that show the achievement of pupils who attract the Pupil Premium.



Pupil Premium Policy


Spending 2016-2017


Spending 2015-2016




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Crosby High School

De Villiers Avenue



L23 2TH


Tel: 0151 924 3671 Fax: 0151 931 5083
Email: info@crosbyhigh.org