At Atherton High School, we believe that every child, regardless of background or social deprivation, should have equal opportunities for success. As such, we use Pupil Premium funding to overcome any barriers to achievement for our disadvantaged students.
Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools to provide financial support for students who:
- Were registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
- Were adopted from care, left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or residence order.
- Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils does not go to the school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.