Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools like West Lea. The purpose of this funding is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

If a child at West Lea is registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years they will be eligible for pupil premium. Schools will receive £1345 per year to support eligible primary aged pupils and £955 for an eligible secondary aged pupil (these are the rates for 2021-22). 

West Lea will also receive £2,345 for each pupil who has been adopted from care or has left care under a special guardianship order, residence order or a child arrangement order.

Please click on file(s) below for further information regarding the use of Pupil Premium at West Lea School. Please note that we are constantly reviewing the impact of pupil premium and as a result evaluating the spend and allocated interventions. As such, the document below is updated regularly:

Sports Premium

The Government is providing funding of £320 million per annum (2021-22), to provide new and substantial school sport funding for primary years. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.

We will be spending on improving the quality if sport and PE for all of our primary students. Our school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per primary pupil each year. The funding can only be spent on provision of high-quality PE throughout curricular and extra-curricular activity. 

At West Lea School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our students. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our students.

The Sports Premium is designed to help our primary department to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities we offer our pupils. We endeavour to deliver the highest standard PE lessons and will use this fund to do many things, including: 

  • Hire qualified PE specialists to work alongside and upskill teachers when teaching PE.
  • Pay for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Run sport competitions and increasing participation in the school games
  • Buy quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
  • Provide places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits
  • Improve the quality of PE and school sport delivery