It is Shevington High School’s vision that all pupils should flourish and achieve, becoming amazing individuals, overcoming potential inequality caused by disadvantage. Pupil Premium funding is dedicated to achieving this purpose, raising achievement for those identified. Alongside this, Catch Up Funding, specifically for pupils who did not make expected progress in reading and or maths at primary school, is allocated to close their gaps in learning, assuring that all pupils are successful.
The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium and Catch Up Funding will support all pupils regardless of disadvantage to be able to:
• Improve their level of attainment and progress to be at least that expected for their age
• Have a full access to our curriculum
• Access our extra-curricular and enrichment programmes
Please find below details of our Pupil Premium and Y7 Catch-Up Funding strategy documents.
Application for Free School Meal Eligibility and Pupil Premium
One of the criteria for school receiving Pupil Premium funding is the number of students that are eligible for a Free School Meal to that end we encourage all parents who may qualify for a FSM to apply to their local authority
Free School Meals are available to any full-time student who is still at school and eligible. You may be able to get Free School Meals for your child if you or your partner gets either:
·Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
·Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
·Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
·The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
·Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit
and have an annual income of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches.
Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also eligible to receive Free School Meals.
Please click here to view an application for a Free School Meal Eligibility and Pupil Premium check. By completing and returning this form to us you will allow Wigan Council to check and then subsequently advise us if your child is eligible to receive a free school meal. The School will then be able to claim for Pupil Premium funding.
Important: If you do not wish to claim a free school meal Wigan Council will still share the eligibility status with us to enable us to claim Pupil Premium funding.