The Government provides pupil premium funding which is additional to main school funding. Its purpose is to help address national inequalities between the achievements of children eligible for free school meals or children in care when compared with their peers.
In the 2020/21 financial year The Woodlands will receive £137,042.50 in Pupil Premium Funding.
How is The Woodlands accountable for the Pupil Premium?
“The Pupil Premium for disadvantaged pupils will provide additional funding specifically linked to disadvantaged pupils, with the primary objective of boosting their attainment… We will expect schools to account to parents for how it is used.” (page 81, White Paper 2010)
Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit. However the DfE are clear that schools will be held accountable for how this additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and from service families is used. School Senior Leaders, including the Management Committee, ensure that Pupil Premium funding is not simply absorbed into the main budget, but instead is carefully targeted at the designated children, identifying clearly how the money is being spent.
School Senior Leaders, including the Management Committee, evaluate the Pupil Premium spending, avoid spending it on activities that have little impact on achievement for the disadvantaged pupils, and spend it in ways known to be most effective.
- Termly updates to the Management Committee
- Senior Leaders monitor and report on academic needs in terms of attainment, progress and participation of individual students through reviews and make recommendations for intervention
- Weekly monitoring of attendance
You can view or download our Pupil Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.
- Pupil Premium 2021 – 2022
- Pupil Premium 2020-2021
- Pupil Premium 2019 – 2020
- Pupil Premium 2018 – 2019
- Pupil Premium Information 2017/2018
Follow the link to see our school’s dedicated page on the ‘schools financial benchmarking‘ service
Covid-19 Catch up Premium
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.
You can view or download our Covid-19 catch up premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.
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