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Pupil Premium Offer

At Sherdley, similarily to schools around the country, we receive a pot of money each year from the Government that is linked to the number of children who are or have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM), children who are currently in looked after care (LAC) or who previously been in looked after care (they may be apoted), as well as children whos parents are serving in the Armed Forces. The extra funding is targeted to improvement the attainment of pupils may be disadvantaged.

There is evidence and research that suggest children from disadvantaged background generally, not not exclusively, face challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as their peers.

The Pupil Premium Grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.

Schools get Pupil Premium Funding based on the number of pupil they have in January including Looked After Children (LAC), Previously LAC (Looked After Children) Free School Meals (Now and anytime in the past 6 years).

It is up to the school leaders how to spend the  Pupil Premium. This is because school leaders are best-placed to assess their pupils' needs and use funding to improve attaintment.

Evidence suggests that Pupil Premium spending is mosr effective when schools used a tiered approach, targeting spending across the following 3 areas below but focusing on teaching quality - investing in learning and development for teachers.

Mrs Bennett Assistant Head and SENDCO is our school lead for Pupil Premium

Mrs Tilley is our school Pupil Premium Governor

Mrs Lakey is our Pupil Premium Ambassador


At Sherdley we arrange training and professional development for all of our staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for our pupils.

Academic Support

Our Pupil Premium Stratergy highlights academic areas that we will address and work to improve at Sherdly.

Wider Approaches

At Sherdley we aim to help:

  • improve pupils confidence and resilience
  • encourage pupils to be more aspirational
  • benefit non-eligable pupils

Non- Eligable Pupils

Schools can spend their Pupil Premium on pupils who do not meet the eligibility criteria but need extra support.


Schools can use the Pupil Premium to support other pupils, for example if they:

  • are in contact with a social worker
  • used to be in contact with a social worker
  • are acting as a carer


Schools must show how they are using their Pupil Premium effectively by:

  • publishing an online statement
  • through inspections by Ofsted.
  • through published performances

PPG Benefits Form

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Sherdley Primary School
Mill Lane, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 4HA
Office Admin Team: Mrs Marie White | Mrs Helen Smith | Mr Luke Bathgate
SENDCO: Mrs Katie Bennett
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