Pupil Premium

Overview of the school

Pupil Premium is an amount of extra money given to schools to raise achievement among disadvantaged children so that they will benefit from the same opportunities as others.  Funding is given to schools primarily on the basis of the number of pupils they have who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals.

Schools also receive funding for any children who have been eligible within the last six years.  This is known as FSM6.  Therefore it is dependent on parents and carers registering their children for Free School Meals even if they are entitled to receive a meal as part of the Universal Infant Free School Meals Initiative for Key Stage One pupils.   Funding is also allocated to schools for pupils who are “Looked After” or their parents are in the armed forces.

The funding at Whitehouse has been allocated carefully by evaluating research evidence on improving learning and attainment to ensure that we could make informed choices about what will best meet the needs of our pupils.