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Whixall C. E. Primary School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The Pupil Premium Grant includes pupils on the annual census known to have been eligible for free school meals in any of the previous six years, as well as those eligible at the time of the census. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for the Service child premium at any point in the last three years.  All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.

The Governing Body of Whixall C.E. Primary School have decided that this grant will be most effectively spent on supporting children’s learning in the classroom by providing high quality first teaching, curriculum support, targeted intervention, engagement and enrichment activities, pastoral support and social and behavioural intervention.

As with all children at our school, in order to ensure maximum impact, the needs of children entitled to the Pupil Premium are clearly identified, steps are taken to meet their individual needs and their progress is closely monitored through school. Where small group / 1:1 support is felt to be most beneficial Pupil Premium will be used to support this provision.


Teaching and learning at Whixall C.E. Primary School is designed to meet the individual needs of all children.

  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.
  • We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals.
  • We will allocate Pupil Premium funding to support the improvement and impact of quality first teaching as well as to identified priority groups and individuals.

Funding is allocated as follows:

  • 1:2/small group support provided by a qualified teacher.
  • Leadership release in order to develop and monitor teaching and learning.
  • Phonic teaching for identified children.
  • The provision of Able Writers workshops and Gifted and Talented maths workshops involving able children from other schools.
  • Targeted Teaching Assistant time to support specific interventions (reading recovery/phonics).
  • Purchase of CPD to improve quality first teaching, with a focus on individualisation to ensure progress for all pupils.
  • Purchase of specific resources.
  • CPD for teaching assistants.

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