The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England and is designed to help disadvantaged students of all abilities perform better, and close the educational gap between them and their peers.

In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, we will receive the £935 additional funding for each student who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) since may 2013 as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2019.

We will also receive a notional £2,300 for any student who is identified as having left local authority care as a result of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order), who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more or recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care). For students who attract the £2,300 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the student will manage the funding.


Our Pupil Premium Allocation

Our Pupil Premium allocation for 2019-2020 academic year is £353,583 as 43.82% of our students are eligible for Pupil Premium funding, plus £7,500 for Service Children and Post LAC. Our Pupil Premium plan outlines our strategy for spending the funding which will be monitored throughout the year. Our aim is for disadvantaged students at The Westleigh School to perform as well as non-disadvantaged students at Westleigh and nationally.

 Pupil Premium Strategy statement 2019-20





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