At Woodlands Nursery and Infant School we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching, supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required.

Pupil Premium is allocated to children from families in the following circumstances:

  • Children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM),
  • Pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years,
  • Children who have been adopted from local authority care
  • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

A Service Premium is also in place for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

Early Years Pupil Premium
The Early Years Pupil Premium provides an extra amount of money (53 pence for every hour a child attends) to the nursery, pre-school etc for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain qualifying benefits or who have been adopted or are in care.

How will the School use the Premium to meet the needs of pupils in the current academic year?
Woodlands Nursery and Infant school considers the individual needs of pupils when looking at and planning the type of provision required.  Each school makes its own decision based on the unique needs of its pupils; and each school is accountable for the use it makes of the funding. The school must demonstrate that pupil premium funding is having a beneficial impact on learning and raising standards for pupils from very low income/ disadvantaged families. For children who have gaps in learning pupil premium helps us resource the school to reduce these. For our more able children from low income homes we are able to maximise their potential and accelerate their progress. The resources needed for these outcomes varies and our thoughtful use of these means all of our pupils benefit as some of our children come from families where there are many challenges in everyday life but not enough to trigger premium payments.

Woodlands Infants Pupil Premium 2017 - 2018

Universal support for pupils in receipt of funding
In addition to the above, universal support for all eligible funded pupils will be made available.

All eligible pupils:
Pupils are eligible for up to 50% discount on the costs incurred from visits or visitors.
Priority is given for places in extra-curricular clubs.
Pupils are eligible for up to 50% discount if there are fees for these.
Pupils attending early morning pre -school provision will receive a discount.

How will the impact of the funding be measured?
The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions.

The strategies will be evaluated and reviewed each term through:

  • Analysis of pupil data
  • Discussion at pupil progress meetings
  • Analysis of the impact of intervention programmes

Is the funding ring fenced for each child?
No. Funding is not ring fenced and schools can pool Pupil Premium money for numerous children to pay for collective support to gain maximum impact from the funding

At Woodlands Nursery and Infant School we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality provision.

Pupil Premium is allocated to children from families in the following circumstances:

  • Children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM),
  • Pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years,
  • Children who have been adopted from local authority care and
    children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

A Service Premium is also in place for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.