What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils on roll that are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. The funding allocation per pupil changes each year.
Our school has the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way we think will best address inequalities, tackle disadvantage and support the raising of attainment for our pupils.
At Westwood Primary School Pupil Premium is used to pay for:
Inclusion Manager role - the Inclusion Manager organises family learning activities and support children to improve attendance and well-being.
Breakfast and lunchtimes
Additional support through interventions
Subsidised trips - residentials to support inclusion
A breakdown on how the Pupil Premium is spent and the impact of expenditure can be found in the document links below.
Aims of 2017/18
- To improve attendance of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium thus improving attainment
- To ensure that all pupils are ready to learn thus improving attainment
- To close the gap in attainment of pupils in receipt of pupil premium and peers
Actions to address these aims can be found in the Report to Parents document below.
Applying for Pupil Premium funding
All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils are now entitled to have free meals without it being dependent on family income. However, this makes it harder for us to find out which pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium. If you are in receipt of any of the benefits listed below then the school may be able to receive this extra funding:
You can get a form from the school office to apply for the funding, or visit the link to Cambridgeshire County Council website below.
If your are unsure of require any help filling in the form, them please do not hesitate to contact the school.