Disadvantaged Students

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.

Please click here to download Atherton High School’s Pupil Premium Strategy

 

Catch Up Premium

Catch Up Premium funding is used to overcome any barriers to achievement for our year seven pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2.

Please click here to download Atherton High School’s Catch Up Funding document

“From seeing the head teacher playing football with the children on the yard, to staff sitting with pupils at lunchtime, everyone works together and there’s a strong feeling of belonging to part of something bigger than just a school”

Mrs Doyle