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Windrush Primary School

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Pupil Premium

In April 2011, the Government introduced the Pupil Premium for children who are entitled to Free School Meals.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantages reaches the pupils who need it most.

Schools are free to decide how to use this additional funding to support their pupils from low income families since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 

The provisional level of Pupil Premium funding for Windrush in 2023/24 is £480,150. This is for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months.

​As a school we also receive a recovery premium grant, it is part of the government's package of funding  to support pupils whose education has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID 19).  This academic year Windrush Primary School is receiving £47,850. The grant is primarily used to focused on pupil premium eligible pupils because of the additional impact of the pandemic on these students, however, schools can use it to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting any pupil based on an assessment of individual need. 

Windrush will also continue to use the school led tutoring grant for the academic year 2023 - 2024 to fund our in school tutoring programme, whereby the Thamesmead site will have an additional qualified teacher employed to assess and tailor tutoring for identified pupils who require it. Pupil premium eligible pupils will be prioritised, but child not in receipt of the grant will also have access to tutoring.

Further information on our annual allocation of funding and impact of expenditure can be found in the information below.