School is provided with additional funding from the government to provide support for pupils from lower income families to ensure that they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children. This funding is called ‘Pupil Premium.’
There are three categories of children who qualify for this additional funding:
- Children who are eligible for free school meals.
- Children who are ‘Looked After’.
- Children whose parents are in the armed forces.
We would encourage all families who feel they may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding, or free school meals to make the school aware to claim them, as not only does it support you in the health and care of your child, but it also supports their learning in school.
For further information please visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium or ask to speak to Claire or Madeleine in the school office. All matters regarding Free School Meals and the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.
For your information, outlined below is a summary of how West End has spent and intends to spend this fund, the yearly allocation and the impact of the funding.
2013/14 - allocation £9,000
2014/15 - allocation £16,453
2015/16 - allocation £17,939
2016/17 - allocation £15,369
2017/18 - allocation £15,980