Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Water Leys Primary School – 2016/17

To create a positive learning environment in which everyone is encouraged to reach their full potential being responsible, independent, aspirational and happy.

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils from low-income families who have been registered for free school meals or have been looked after continuously for more than six months.  Schools also receive funding for children of service personnel.

The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • the new Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium
  • the new reports for parents that schools now have to publish online

The level of premium set for 2015-16 was £1320 per pupil for eligible pupils.

Pupil Premium is paid direct to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who receives free school meals. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their children need.

What is your policy on Pupil Premium at Water Leys Primary School?

Our policy at Water Leys Primary School is to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our children and that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups.  Our key objective is to narrow the gap between pupil groups.

Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.