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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is a government funding allowance which is additional to main school funding.  It was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to support children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, for children who are looked after by the Local Authority or adopted, and children who have parents in the armed forces.

At Westways we recognise that when pupil premium funding is carefully targeted it will have a positive impact on closing attainment gaps for disadvantaged children.  The governors and school leaders aim to reduce the attainment gap to zero by engaging with children and families and providing the best possible opportunities for children.  Our strategy is to ensure the highest expectations of disadvantaged pupils as this is key in helping remove attainment gaps.

Our approach at Westways includes:

  • Identifying pupils who receive pupil premium and are working below the level of their peers.
  • Providing appropriate support to overcome barriers and improve outcomes.
  • Where pupils are experiencing social, emotional or psychological barriers to learning, we investigate and look to find the best way to support them.
  • Recognising the need to provide additional support or fund opportunities to improve and enhance the experience of those pupils that receive pupil premium who are attaining well, at the same level or higher than their peers.

Pupil Premium Strategy

The statement below details our school’s plan for pupil premium funding (and recovery premium) for the 2022/23 to 2024/25 academic years to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.  It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.

Pupil Premium Reports