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Any child who has been entitled to free school meals at any time during the last six years will attract Pupil Premium funding to the school.
If you are eligible for Pupil Premium funding it gives your child so much more than free school meals! This funding of £1300 per eligible child is in addition to the regular school budget and is used to provide additional support, experiences and resources for the children. Benefits to the children include subsidised school trips, subsidised breakfast club places and a subsidised after school club. No one will know that your child receives this funding unless you tell them. The school keeps this information strictly confidential.
Free School Meals
Although all KS1 children automatically receive a free school meal it is still vital for all parents/carers who get any means-tested benefits listed below to apply for free school meals. We will be given extra funding which we can use to support individuals and help with your child's education. You are likely to be eligible for Pupil Premium funding if you receive one of the following benefits:
Means Tested Benefits:
Call into the office for a form or follow this link.
If you are entitled then completing an application form now will also help to ensure free meals continue when your child goes from Year 2 to Year 3.
Further details on the spending of this grant can be found on the Pupil Premium Spending Plan.
Due to the closure of schools on 23rd March 2020 because of Covid-19, implementation of the Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-20 was suspended. Westlands Primary School directed its resources towards supporting eligible pupils to maintain their continuity of learning.
As there were no end of year outcomes, the school is taking steps to ensure that meaningful data is generated during Term 1 to identify disadvantaged pupils who need additional support, so that reliable progress targets can be set. For this reason the school will publish its Pupil Premium Strategy for 2020-21 by the end of Term 2.