The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional money received from the government to help schools to support the learning needs of groups of pupils to ensure that they achieve their full potential.
This includes pupils who are entitled to free school meals, children who are looked after by the local authority and HM forces children.
Westacre is a school which is committed to raising the achievement for all groups of pupils and securing the very best outcomes for every child. We recognise that not every child receiving PPG is socially disadvantaged and also that not every child who is disadvantaged receives PPG. By focusing on children's individual needs we aim to enable every child to achieve and make the best progress they can. Whilst maintaining a careful track of all pupils' progress and attainment, we also closely track how well PPG children are achieving in comparison to their peers in order to close the gap. We invest in high-quality training for all staff to ensure teaching and learning is of a consistently high standard across school.
About the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)
Pupil Premium is a significant amount of funding which is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM). A smaller amount is allocated according to the number of children in service families, and an allocation is made for each student who has been 'Looked After' (in care) for one day or more, is adopted, or has left care under a special guardianship order or a residence order.
For the financial year 2020-21, the PPG that schools receive is:
Your child will be entitled to a PPG if any of the following criteria apply to your current circumstances:
Please contact the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions regarding Pupil Premium.
Free School Meals
Free School Meals can only be awarded if you or your partner are claiming either:
If you would like to apply for Free School Meals then please click on the following link https://emsi.worcestershire.gov.uk/CitizenPortal_LIVE/en