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.

Between 2015- 2016 if a child at West Lea is registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years. Schools will receive £1320 for eligible primary aged pupil and £935 for an eligible secondary aged pupil. The rates for 2016 – 2017 remain unchanged.

West Lea will also receive £1900 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. The government use the eligibility for free school meals as the main measure of deprivation. West Lea receive a list of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. As a school we have access to this information through a pupil premium download.The data we can access through the pupil premium allows us to target support accurately, and it also allows us to estimate how much pupil premium we will receive, which allows us to budget. The local authority receives the funding and they distribute it to West Lea. West Lea’s Head Teacher and governing body are accountable for the impact premium funding has on achievement. West Lea are required to show performance, publish details of pupil achievement and show how we spend pupil premium.

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 £150 million per annum (commenced April 2013), to provide new and substantial school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.

We will be spending our funding on improving the quality of 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 on be spent on the provision of high quality PE throughout curricular and extra-curricular activity.

West Lea School is a Specialist Sports College and 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 ensure our facilities are up to date and modern however, the Sports Premium allows us to maximise our skills and facilities and enables West Lea to provide unique activities that under normal circumstances we may struggle to offer, for example;

  • Hiring qualified PE specialists to work alongside and upskill teachers when teaching PE.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Running sport competitions and increasing participation in the school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits
  • Improving the quality of PE and school sport delivery

We are very excited about the new opportunities that our funding will allow us to do. The Sports Premium funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions.