The Appleton School prides itself on striving to ensure that all students have the support and opportunities to achieve their potential. It is the Appleton School’s philosophy that all students regardless of their background should experience and have access to the highest standard of education.
The Pupil Premium is additional funding that is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better and in turn close the gap between them and their peers. The funding is allocated according to the number of students on-roll who meet the eligibility criteria for free school meals (FSM), looked after/in care (LAC) and for children of service personnel. There is no requirement for this money to be spent on individual students if they meet the eligibility rather it is necessary to allocate the funding to this group of students as well as other pupils from lower income families so that these students can be provided the same opportunities to make the same progress as their peers.