WHAT IS THE PUPIL PREMIUM?
The Pupil Premium is extra money paid to schools by the government to help disadvantaged children of all abilities reach their potential and to support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
The 2017-18 eligibility criteria and rates of grant were as follows:
- Children in receipt of free school meals at any point in the last 6 years: £935
- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order: £1900
- Children recorded as being a service child in the last 6 years, or who are in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence: £300
- Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority * : £1900
* This funding goes direct to the local authority and is managed by the Virtual School, rather than Westfield School.
We are aware that not everyone who is eligible for free school meals chooses to claim them. However, Pupil Premium funding enables us to make significant improvements in the education we offer at Westfield School, so we strongly encourage all eligible parents to register their child(ren) for free school meals, even if they do not wish to take the free meals.
HOW CAN I REGISTER?
You can register for free school meals on the Sheffield City Council website. Parents and carers of students please click here to apply for free school meals.
HOW HAVE WE USED THE PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING?
Our Progress 8 score for disadvantaged students for 2016-17 is -0.74