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Witton Middle School


Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant explained 


Pupil Premium (PP) is money allocated by the Government to improve pupil attainment and help overcome learning barriers.  In addition, schools currently receive a Recovery Premium Funding allocation to provide further support to those most affected by the pandemic.  The funding allocation that is based upon children's entitlement to free school meals and subsequently continues for 6 years.


If you think you may be eligible for free school meals, even of you do not wish your child to take them up, please do contact us or click on the link at the bottom of this page and apply, as his can unlock vital additional funding.  Similarly, if you are in need of specific support please do not hesitate to contact us.



Pupil Premium expenditure

Pupil Premium funding is additional money provided to schools based on the number of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) each year. This money is allocated to reduce disadvantage, improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning that disadvantaged children may experience. 


In making provision for disadvantaged children, we recognise that not all children who receive FSM will be disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all children, who are in some way disadvantaged, are registered or qualify for free school meals. The school therefore has the discretion to allocate the Pupil Premium Funding to support any child or group of children we have identified as being disadvantaged or requiring some form of additional support. Schools are not obliged to allocate money to individuals but may choose to direct funding to where it will have a positive impact on relevant disadvantaged pupils. This may mean supporting specific initiatives, implementing specific school strategies or purchasing services.  For some pupils this may also include help with uniforms or another relevant educational need to enhance opportunity.


Service Pupil Premium (SPP)

Service Premium is allocated to children who have had a parent who has served in the regular armed forces at any point within the previous 6 years.  The service pupil premium can be used to enhance pastoral support children who are affected by such situations as parental deployment or mobility.  Parents should let the school know if they have served at any point within the previous 6 years.  Whilst service children can experience many advantages, they can also face challenges and so we would encourage you to let us know of any deployment or separation so that we can support your child.



Further information

Please click on the links below to access further information about the school's Pupil Premium Policy and Strategy.  Further information can also be found on the DfE (Department for Education) website.