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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding is additional money received from the government to help schools 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.


For the financial year 2019-20, Westacre Middle School is forecast to receive £157,080 in pupil premium funding.  At Westacre we aim to use a tiered approach as this has been shown to be the most effective model to raise attainment and outcomes.  As such, the grant is used to support quality first teaching, academic support and wider approaches.  You can explore our 3-year pupil premium strategy in more detail in the document below.

This Pupil Premium funding has been spent in a variety of ways over this year and previous academic years:

  • Funding teaching staff to allow for small group teaching
  • Bespoke provision throughout the school day
  • Subsidised whole-school theatre visits
  • EWO support
  • Counselling sessions
  • Accelerated Reader resources
  • Providing pastoral support
  • IT resources
  • Activity days
  • Third Space Learning (maths intervention)

Previously Looked After Pupil Premium Plus letter