During each academic year Westlands receive a "Pupil Premium". The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.
At Westlands there are two key areas that are identified for the use of Pupil Premium:
- To help raise literacy for the least able pupils at Westlands
- To help engage the most disaffected KS4 pupils who have a history of persistent absence
Every penny that comes in to Westlands from Pupil Premium has a direct effect on the learning and attainment of the children it is paid for. Click on the link below to download a copy of the data on how we allocate the money.
Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). The document below details the project spend of the income received from the Government in relation to extra funding provided to alleviate issues surrounding the pandemic.