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Pupil Premium at Westbury on Trym CE Academy

Please Click Here to read all about our Pupil Premium Strategy, how our PP money is used and how it can assist your child. Your child is eligible for this grant if you are in receipt of Income Support or other Benefits, your child is a Child in Care or children adopted from care or who have left care.

Please Click Here for Pupil Premium Eligibility and Application Form.

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) and children who have been looked after by the Local Authority for over 6 months.

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, which can be found below.

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 Ethos and Standards Committee.


During the academic year 2022/23 the Pupil Premium allocation we were given was £61,987

During the academic year 2021/22 the Pupil Premium allocation we were given was £57,835

During the academic year 2020/21 the Pupil Premium allocation we were given was £56,490


Click here to see the Pupil Premium strategy for 2023-2026.