Woodland Middle School

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Pupil Premium (Including recovery premium)

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. 

Learners who are eligible for Free School Meals or have been eligible for Free School Meals during the previous six years, this is known as Ever 6, receive Pupil Premium funding, as are children whose Parents/Carers are in the services. Children who have been Looked After for one day or more, were adopted from care on or after 30th December 2005, have a special guardianship order or a residence order receive Pupil Premium Plus funding.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers. Each individual school is held accountable for how they use their Pupil Premium allocation, in order that the funding is targeted towards those learners who need it the most.

It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. Each school is responsible for monitoring both the use of the funding and the impact it is having upon relevant pupils. 

You are entitled to claim Free School Meals for your child if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • Job Seekers Allowance (income based) or Income Support
  • Child Tax Credit (not Working Tax Credit) – provided your annual income, assessed by the Inland Revenue does not exceed £16,190
  • Employment Support Allowance (income related)
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

We receive Pupil Premium funding for each pupil registered for a free school meal at any time in the last 6 years.

The funding is currently £1320 per KS2 pupil and £935 per KS3 pupil. This money enables us to support these pupils in any way necessary to improve their education (see our action plans below).

Please find below our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement.  

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