Pupil Premium Grant
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after recently and children of Service personnel.
What are the aims of Pupil Premium?
Nationally there is a gap in attainment between those children who are eligible for Free School Meals and their peers. The main purpose of the Pupil Premium is to close this gap by raising the achievements and aspirations of disadvantaged groups of children.
Who is eligible for the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for pupils who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals or have been at any point in the past 6 years. It is also allocated for children who been looked after by the Local Authority recently. The grant this year is £1345 per pupil.
Click below for more information on applying for free school meals.
How is the Pupil Premium used at Westhouses Primary School?
The Government has given schools discretion in how to best use the funding to meet the needs of their children.
Click below (Documents) for detailed information on how we use the Pupil Premium at Westhouses and the impact it has had for the year.
How can parents/carers contribute to the success of the Pupil Premium scheme?
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, it is worth registering them even if you are not going to have the school lunch. It will have a direct impact on the funding and will maximise the support we can provide.
Parental support and involvement is a key factor in raising standards. Please contact Mrs Newborough in the office if you would like help and advice on how to best support your child.