What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding that is given to us by the government to support children who may be vulnerable to under-achievement. The amount we receive is based on the number of children that we have who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) or who are ‘Children in Care’ (CIC). We receive the equivalent of £1345 for every child who is currently in receipt of Free School Meals plus some additional funding that is based on the number of children who have had Free School Meals in the past 6 years but are no longer eligible. As a school, we have a responsibility to report on the progress of children receiving pupil premium; demonstrate how we are using the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) and the impact that it is having on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
How much Pupil Premium Money do we get?
In the academic year 2022/2023 our Pupil Premium Funding will be approximately £304,700.
What do we use this money for?
At EWPA, pupil premium money is used to fund some important roles within our school. These roles are all focused on raising academic standards especially in Reading, Writing and Mathematics, whilst also supporting children’s emotional and behaviour needs to enable them to learn more effectively. We want to ensure that we are preparing the children for the next stage of their education and ultimately for life. We aim to offer them valuable learning experiences that will facilitate their learning and allow them to develop into well-rounded individuals. Please read our Pupil Premium plan below for our focus areas this year.