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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools like West Lea. The purpose of this funding is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Between 2015- 2016 if a child at West Lea is registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years. Schools will receive £1320 for eligible primary aged pupil and £935 for an eligible secondary aged pupil. The rates for 2016 – 2017 remain unchanged.

West Lea will also receive £1900 for each pupil who has been adopted from care or has left care under a special guardianship order, residence order or a child arrangement order. The government use the eligibility for free school meals as the main measure of deprivation. West Lea receive a list of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. As a school we have access to this information through a pupil premium download.


The data we can access through the pupil premium allows us to target support accurately, and it also allows us to estimate how much pupil premium we will receive, which allows us to budget. The local authority receives the funding and they distribute it to West Lea. West Lea’s Head Teacher and governing body are accountable for the impact premium funding has on achievement. West Lea are required to show performance, publish details of pupil achievement and show how we spend pupil premium.

Please click on file(s) below for further information regarding the use of Pupil Premium at West Lea School. Please note that we are constantly reviewing the impact of pupil premium and as a result evaluating the spend and allocated interventions. As such, the document below is updated regularly: