Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium

Weston Village Primary School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium (PP) funding is received from central government according to the number of pupils on roll who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any time within the last six years (known as Free School Meals Ever6 ), or who have been ‘looked after’ continuously for more than six months, or who are children of service personnel.

All children in EYFS and KS1 receive a Universal Free School Meal. Children may also be entitled to Income Related Free-School meals depending on their parents’ financial circumstances. Children who are eligible for Income Related Free School Meals are also eligible for other additional support, including financial support with the cost of school trips.

If you are in receipt of any of the following benefits, your child may be entitled to Income Related Free School Meals.

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit




Children who are registered for Free School Meals on the January Census Day, also become entitled to Pupil Premium Funding. This fund is aimed at improving life chances for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and is paid directly to schools. It is up to each school to decide how best to spend the money to create the most positive outcomes for the children in their care. Once a child becomes eligible for Pupil Premium Funding, their school will continue to receive this money for the next six years, even if their financial circumstances change.

At Weston Village Primary School, Pupil Premium Funding is used to support children based on an identification of need. This may include financial support with activities such as school trips; academic support through bespoke intervention; and nurture based support. The projects that are funded each year will vary depending on the needs of the children at the time, however we aim to create a fair and equal system for all children. At Weston Village Primary we ensure that day to day teaching meets the needs of each learner and that clear and useful feedback is given to help pupils achieve their best and know how to improve. Quality first teaching is our first step into ensuring progress for all groups of learners including those with the pupil premium attached to them.


I am currently looking at a system, which will enable all children who are eligible for Free School Meals, or Pupil Premium Funding to have an individual mentor. They would meet with their mentor once a term to talk about how they are doing and to identify any areas where they feel they need some extra support. This could be anything from help with friendship issues, to a subject they are struggling with in class, to having no PE kit. These meetings give us a great insight into the best ways of using the money we receive through Pupil Premium. Their individual mentors also become a trusted adult in school who the child can speak to if ever they have a problem.

Based on an identification of need, children may receive any or all of the following support:

Financial Support

  • Up to 100% funding for school trips and residential visits for children who are eligible for Free School Meals at the time of the trip
  • Up to 50% funding for school trips and residential visits for children who are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding

Requests for support with funding must be made in person, via telephone or via e-mail to the School Business Manager for every trip.


Academic Support

  • Working one to one, in a small group, or with extra help in the classroom on specific objectives, based on assessments of the child’s attainment and progress.

Social and Emotional Support

  • Receiving support either one to one or in a small group with specific social or emotional issues, identified by the child’s teacher, parent, or the child themselves.


If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals or to find out how to apply, please visit http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/free_school_meals.aspx or phone 0300 123 501

If you would like to speak to us about Free School Meals or Pupil Premium, please contact the school office.


% of pupils known to be eligible for Free School Meals

The school’s % of FSM has historically been significantly lower than the national average and this continues to be the case.


% of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM)














In 2015-16, the school received £1320 per eligible pupil equating to £22440 (Ever 6) . This funding has supported 4 pupils with

  • Educational visits
  • TA time for small group interventions

The aims of the interventions and activities were sustained from the previous year.


The aims of the interventions and activities are:

  • To raise pupil achievement and narrow the gap between the achievement of vulnerable pupils and their peers
  • To maintain excellent attendance and punctuality
  • To provide access to the full curriculum, including enrichment opportunities for all pupils
  • To develop self- confidence, motivation and relationships with peers
  • To become more independent learners
  • To develop a wider range of skills and talents and to raise self-esteem and self belief.



Indicative allocations for future years are:

2017-18 £22440 (Ever 6)

2018-19 £22440

Contact the School

Weston Primary School

East Avenue

Main Contact: Mr Thomas Cutts

Tel: 01270 685167