The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Service Children and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. This will also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit and to target areas of need. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
In April 2019-2020 Walsh Memorial Infant School received £40,540 for Pupil Premium.
The funding received has been allocated in the following ways:
Walsh Memorial CE Infant School is committed to providing an outstanding teaching and learning provision for all children especially for those who are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding to ensure that any gaps in these pupil’s learning outcomes are closed. The total of support expenditure for 2018-19 was in excess of the PP Funding received by the school, however the school contributed greatly from the Delegated Budget to ensure that all the needs of all our PP pupils were met.