The Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.
Mr Bancroft oversees our spending of Pupil Premium. He aims to ensure quality first teaching for all learners and, in particular, our eligible children so that they can achieve their potential. Our Key Stage Leaders ensure that the needs of the children are met through regular monitoring.
All members of our leadership team take an active role in the development of eligible pupils.
We aim to support the whole child academically, by improving well-being and through enriching and engaging in school life.
Free School Meals
Your child may be eligible for free school meals - and accordingly, pupil premium - if you receive any of the following benefits:
The School Office will be able to tell you what you need to do to register your child as eligible, or you can visit the Cheshire East website.
Since September 2014, all children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 have qualified for free school meals, regardless of their family income, but only the children who would have qualified for free meals under the above income-based criteria will receive the Pupil Premium. If your child qualifies for free school meals, it's important that you tell us - even if they take a packed lunch - as this enables us to claim pupil premium.
How much is the Pupil Premium?
Ever 6 Free School Meals
The pupil premium includes pupils who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM). The school receives £1,320 per pupil for the year when eligible for free school meals and for each school year afterwards.
Looked After Children or Previously Looked After
The pupil premium includes pupils who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant. The school receives £2,300 for each year after joining school.
Ever Five Service Child
Ever Five service child means a pupil recorded who was eligible for the service child premium. £300 is received each year after being recorded as eligible. You can read more here.
The grant may be spent for the educational benefit of all pupils at the school. The school will decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. We are accountable for the use of the funding to support pupils from low-income families and the impact this has on educational attainment.
Pupil Premium at Wistaston Church Lane
In 2018 to 2019, each child eligible for Pupil Premium at Wistaston Church Lane Academy has access to the following: