Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium

The Government introduced pupil premium funding with the aim of narrowing the gap between the disadvantaged pupils and their peers.   Pupils eligible to receive this funding are in four groups: those entitled to free school meals (FSM), those who have been entitled to free school meals during the last six years (Ever6), children in care or looked after (CLA) and services children. The Government believe that the pupil premium, which is in addition to the main school’s funding will address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers.


Liverpool College has a Pupil Premium Strategy, based on the following principles:

  • We ensure that learning and teaching opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • We ensure that the needs of all of pupils are carefully assessed on a regular intervals, in particular the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is in place for those pupils who belong to vulnerable groups
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
  • We use the pupil premium funding to support any student or group of pupils who the College has identified as socially disadvantaged
  • The type of provision will depend on the identification of the need for the priority student or group of pupils.

To download a copy of the Pupil Premium Policy click here.

Pupil Premium 2020-21

For 2020-21, the Pupil Premium Grant will be £312,000.

Liverpool College has a deprivation Pupil Premium Spending and Development Plan for 2020-21based on the Policy to ensure the Grant is invested to best support pupil attainment. This plan outlines the details of the main barriers to educational achievement that disadvantaged students in our school face and how pupil premium funding will be spent to overcome these barriers and how the effect of the pupil premium will be measured. 

The Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed annually. The impact of the strategy is evaluated at the end of each academic year once all external examination results have been received. The strategy will next be reviewed in August 2021 and the Development Plan for 2021-22 published in September 2021.

Future strategies for pupil premium

The College anticipates an increasing percentage of its pupils will qualify for the pupil premium and is determined to develop a proactive and comprehensive strategy to ensure that the gap in progress and attainment between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium pupils diminishes.The attached document sets out the broad outline and objectives that will drive our future strategy.

Further Information for Parents and Carers

Pupil Premium Eligibility and Applying for Assistance

The names of the pupils who qualify for Pupil Premium are given to us by the Department for Education (unless the pupils are designated as Looked After Children in which case the respective local authority provides the funding). Liverpool College does not identify which pupils qualify. Inclusion on the pupil premium listing will not automatically entitle your child to free school meals. If you feel you are eligible for free school meals then you should make an application to your local authority.

The pupil premium allocation is an allocation to the school not your individual child. It is the responsibility of the school to spend and account for this spending.

The College, within its Pupil Premium Development and Spending Plan, has identified its priorities for the coming school year. Within that development plan there are a number of initiatives that you may apply for assistance with. Please read the information letter below for more details about this:

Parental Notice – Pupil Premium

To apply for assistance you will need to complete the form below and submit it to Mrs Haynes (Vice Principal). Submission of an application is not a confirmation that assistance will be granted but once considered you will be notified of the outcome.

Pupil Premium Assistance Request Form

evaluating impact 2019-20

To view the analysis of the Pupil Premium funding click here.

To view the Pupil Premium Spending and Development Plan for 2019-20 click here

evaluating impact 2018-19

To view the analysis of the impact of the Pupil Premium funding click here.

To view the Pupil Premium Spending and Development Plan for 2018-19 click here.

Evaluating Impact 2017-18

To view the analysis of the impact of the Pupil Premium funding  click here

To view the Pupil Premium Spending and Development Plan for 2017-18 click here

Evaluating Impact 2016-17

To view the analysis of the impact of the Pupil Premium funding click here.

To view the Pupil Premium Spending and Development Plan for 2016-17 click here

Evaluating Impact 2015-16

To view the analysis of the impact of Pupil Premium funding click here. 

To view the Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure  2015-16 click here.