Whipperley Infant Academy School

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Whipperley Infant Academy ‘Learning, Growing, Together’

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium funding is additional to the main school funding and its purpose is to address inequalities between disadvantaged children and those children who are not.  

Schools are currently given Pupil Premium funding of £1,345 per pupil for those whose families who have registered for free school meals (FSM).  As of 01/04/2023 this will raise to £1,455.  This includes any child who has been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years. The children of members of the armed forces are also entitled to this funding. We also receive £2,345 for each pupil who has been looked after for one day or more; has been adopted from care or has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order. As of 01/04/2023 this will raise to £2,530.

The money is given to schools to support them in enabling all pupils to reach or exceed the nationally expected level for their age.  Each school may decide how best to use the funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families.

The key purpose of our Pupil Premium funding is to enable all the pupils to reach their full potential. We work with our families and colleagues to make sure everyone involved with the child has the highest aspirations.

We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and will do whatever it takes to support a child, both in and out of the classroom.  We use all our resources to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to become an empowered learner.  In order to achieve this we offer our children a wide range of opportunities including a rich and exciting curriculum. 


For more information on pupil premium please click on the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium/pupil-premium