The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England and is designed to help disadvantaged students of all abilities perform better, and close the educational gap between them and their peers.
In the 2022 to 2023 financial year, we will receive £985 of additional funding for each student who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) since May 2016 as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2022.
We will also receive a notional £2,410 for any student who is identified as having left local authority care as a result of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order), who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more or recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care). For students who attract the £2,410 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the student will manage the funding.
Our Pupil Premium Allocation
Our Pupil Premium allocation for 2022-2023 academic year is £413,381 as 47.9% of our students are eligible for Pupil Premium funding. We gave also been allocated £115,644 of recovery premium funding and School Led Tutoring. Our Pupil Premium strategy statement outlines our strategy for spending the funding which will be monitored throughout the year. Our aim is for disadvantaged students at The Westleigh School to perform as well as non-disadvantaged students at Westleigh and nationally.