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The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as 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 2012/13 the allocation of Pupil Premium was expanded to include children who met the following criteria:
- Children who are currently eligible for FSM
- Children who had ever been eligible for FSM during their time at primary school
- Children from military families [at a lower rate than FSM]
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
At Westbury Park School we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium. The funds used for supporting children with Pupil Premium represent a very small [about 5%] proportion of the funding given to supporting children with additional needs of all kinds across the school.
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals or you are a serving member of the armed forces, then we can claim Pupil Premium and use it to support your child's development. Please either speak school office or download and complete the attached form and return to the school office to apply for Free School Meals.