Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years, or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After), the school receives an amount per head within their budget. Pupil premium money is also allocated to Service children and Looked after Children.
Whitley & Eggborough Community Primary School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps in achievement. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all staff, governors, pupils and parents, creating a harmonious learning community where all can succeed. We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. Progress is monitored and evaluated regularly and in-depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress. Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact.
At Whitley and Eggborough Community Primary School our Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed annually in March. Our funding for each year is based on the funding we receive in the financial year April to March each year and includes numbers based on the following academic year (the pupils for whom the money is intended for.) The current strategy for 2022/2023 is online below and the results from July 2023 will be included as we receive them.
All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported back to the Governors, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-24 Coming soon
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022-23
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-22
Pupil Premium is grant funding which is given in addition to the schools delegated budget. It is allocated to schools to support children from low income families. In addition to this, a supplementary figure is given to schools for children who have been looked after, adopted from care or have left care under a special guardianship order, residence order or a child arrangement order.
The majority of our pupil premium children Reception with low baseline levels, particularly in language and communication and social development. We target these areas through support and intervention programmes in order to close the gap within the Early Years and throughout their education at Whitley & Eggborough Community Primary School.