Pupil Premium



At Whitley Village School we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The School Leadership Team, our Pupil Premium Leader and our Governing Body use the progress of individual pupils as our first starting point when allocating additional resource to support pupils’ progress. 



The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying equalities (both academic and pastoral) between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle these inequalities reaches the pupils who need it most.

School decide how the Pupil Premium allocation is spent as we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.



  • The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from families who are currently in receipt of FSM or have been in receipt of FSM in the past six years. Pupil Premium is also allocated to children who have been “looked after” continuously for more than six months.
  • The level of the premium in 2011-12 was £488 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months. This increased to £600 per pupil in 2012-13 and in financial year 2013 -14 it amounted to £900.
  • The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-13 would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.



  • Intervention Strategies to support pupils in reaching their full potential in English and Maths
  • Specific Intervention Strategies to support pupils in reaching their full potential in English and Maths through programmes
  • Providing small group work focussed on overcoming gaps in learning support
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies.
  • Pastoral and emotional support by Learning Mentor and Child and Family Pastoral Support Manager

Our Pupil Premium Leader, Mrs K Cairns, along with the Governors, will publish information annually on how the Pupil Premium Grant has been spent (see documents below) to ensure that all our children can be the best they can be.  

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Contact the School

Whitley Primary School

Village Lane

Main Contact: Mrs Kim Cairns (Acting Executive Headteacher)

Tel: 01606 288255

SEN Contact: Mrs N. Hearne

SEN Email: 'nhearne@acornswhitleyfed.cheshire.sch.uk


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