What is Pupil Premium?
At Woodchurch CE Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that all of our children make the best possible progress. We track the achievement of every child on a termly basis and do all we can to make sure each child reaches their potential. We also have a duty to ensure that no group of children is disadvantaged due to their gender, ethnic origin, family income or background.
Pupil Premium funding at Woodchurch CE Primary School will be used to:
- Support the relentless drive throughout the school to raise attainment of PP- eligible pupils so that we diminish the difference between the school’s PP pupils and all pupils both within school and nationally
- Accelerate progress for PP pupils
- Increase parental engagement with their child’s education and with the school
- Improve attendance
- Increase opportunities for PP pupils and broaden their experiences
‘The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’ (DfE website)
Who is eligible?
- Pupils eligible for free school meals.
- Children in care who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months.
- A service premium is also available for children whose parents are serving in the armed forces.
Is my child eligible for Pupil Premium Funding?
In September 2014, the Government introduced ‘Universal Free School Meals’ for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. However, it is important that parents/carers of children in these year groups still apply (through completing a very short form!) for free school meals if they think that they may be eligible, so that the school receives pupil premium funding for them.
If you would like to find out more about whether your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding, please speak enquire via the school office.
For more details on the Pupil Premium please click here.
Click here to read Woodchurch CE Primary School’s Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2017-18.