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Whitchurch CE Infant & Nursery School

Pupil Premium

Whitchurch C.E. Infant & Nursery School is determined and committed to providing all pupils with the best education possible; assisting all to realise their full ability and take pride in their achievements.


Pupil Premium funding is allocated in order to enable programmes/ initiatives that will close the gap in achievement and attainment between pupils who are receiving funding and those who are not. The funding is divided between whole school interventions that raise the quality of teaching and learning across the whole school and individual specific interventions. All interventions are targeted to raise pupil progress. Some will do this by improving the quality of teaching and thus learning in the classroom. Others will be focused on enriching the life experiences of the pupils, inspiring and motivating them through curriculum and extra curriculum experiences.


The Pupil Premium is a government initiative which provides additional funding to schools in order to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and thus diminish the difference between them and their peers.


The government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after pupils and service pupils as indicators of deprivation.

Currently a fixed amount of funding is provided for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, which is £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6. Children are entitled to the pupil premium if their parents or carers are in receipt of any of the benefits listed on the claim form below.


Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local authority care because of one of the following:

· Adoption

· Special guardianship order

· A child arrangement order

· A residence order

Pupils who have been in local authority care for one day or more also attract £1,900 of Pupil Premium money. Additionally, funding of £300 per pupil is received for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.


The early years pupil premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3-4 year olds. Early providers are any organisation offering education for children under 5, including nurseries and childminders.


If you think your child may be entitled to the Pupil Premium or Early Years Pupil Premium please complete the relevant claim form and return it to the school. We will then pass this information on to Shropshire Council who will perform an online check.


This information is, of course, entirely confidential.