Pupil Premium at Westbury on Trym CE Academy
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What is The Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to possible under-achievement.
The Pupil Premium is available to children who are eligible for Free School Meals (or have been so at any point over the past 6 years); children who have been looked after by the Local Authority for over 6 months; and children whose parents serve in The Armed Forces.
Nationally, there is a gap between the achievements of children who access Free School Meals (FSM) provision and those who don’t. The aim of the Pupil Premium is to ‘close the gap’ in achievement between these two groups.
How is The Pupil Premium used at Westbury-on-Trym CE Academy?
The government allows schools to use their discretion in how they allocate their Pupil Premium Funding, but require schools to report on the amount of funding received, how it is being used and the outcomes for the pupils involved.
Reporting Pupil Premium
It is the responsibility of the Governors to explain Pupil Premium expenditure to parents in the form of an annual statement. Westbury on Trym CE Academy will publish details of a report annually online on the school’s website. This report aims to detail information on how Pupil Premium has been used within the Academy. This report will detail the attainment and progress of pupils who are covered by the premium and the intervention that has been supported by the additional funding. These annual Reports will also detail the progress made towards narrowing the gap and this will be supported by reported data and academic progress. Regular internal updates will be presented to the Governing Body of the Academy through the Standards Committee.
During the academic year 2017/18 the Pupil Premium allocation we were given was £68,640.
During the academic year 2016/17 the Pupil Premium allocation we were given was £63,365 based on 55 eligible pupils.
During the academic year 2015/16, the Pupil Premium allocation we were given was £66,000, based on 52 eligible pupils.
During the academic year 2014/15, the Pupil Premium allocation increased and we were allocated £65,650, based on 51 eligible pupils.
During the academic year 2013/14, the Pupil Premium allocation was £900 per pupil. At Westbury on Trym CE Academy, we were allocated £48,600, based on 54 eligible pupils.
Please refer to the detailed Annual Reports linked below to see in detail how this grant was spent each year and the impact it had on pupil outcomes.