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Promoting and ensuring that every child reaches their full potential is paramount at Whitehouse Primary School.
This encompasses social, moral, spiritual and cultural growth and we believe maintaining an environment in which every member of the school is able to achieve success and fulfilment.
High expectations and consistency of progress and achievement for all pupils is embedded throughout our school, irrespective of gender, race, culture or socio-economic background, and this is enhanced further by ensuring Pupil Premium is used to maximum effect.
Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to pupils who fall into one of the following categories: Looked After Pupils, pupils who are currently eligible for Free School Meals, pupils who are part of a service family, those pupils who have received Free School Meals in the last six years (Ever 6 children).
Since April 2014, Pupil Premium Plus has come into effect whereby children adopted from care, or those children who have left care under Special Guardianship order since December 2005, also now receive funds.
Consequently, from April 2014, the allocated money for Pupil Premium Pupils is as follows: Looked After Pupils and those on Pupil Premium Plus receive £1900 a year, military forces children £300 a year and all other Pupil Premium children receive £1320 a year.
Pupils with Special Educational Needs, who are also pupil premium pupils, will therefore receive these funds, which will be used to maximise and benefit each pupil on an individual basis bespoke to meeting their needs.
Our Whitehouse Primary School approach
At Whitehouse Primary School we endeavour to ensure any child who meets the criteria for the pupil premium funding allocated to the school is given targeted and strategic support to learn as effectively as possible.
As our school grows, our approach will evolve and adapt over time to reflect the effectiveness of the funding allocation and the profile of each cohort. Research by NFER, DFE and Sutton Trust/EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit has informed our approach.
Research undertaken by NFER has identified seven building blocks that are common in schools which are more successful in raising disadvantaged pupils’ attainment. Our strategy is based on these “building blocks for success”
- Whole-school ethos of attainment for all
- Addressing behaviour and attendance
- High-quality teaching for all
- Meeting individual learning needs
- Deploying staff effectively
Pupil Premium Funding 2017-18
Whitehouse Primary School currently has 89 pupils on roll. (09/17)
of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium grant. 3.4% are eligible for FSM.
Pupil premium funding for 2017-18 is £3,960
|Pupil Premium Funding 2017/18|
|Ever 6 FSM||3||£3,960|
|Looked after children (LAC)||0||0|
|Pupils Adopted/Special Guardianship||0||0|
|Total Pupil Premium Budget||£3,960|
*Funding actually received for September 2017/18 by the school is £1,320 which is based on pupils on roll at the time of the the January 2017 census
Is your child eligible for free school meals/pupil premium funding?
A new Citizen Portal has been launched to help you find out if your child qualifies for free school meals.
Please visit to sign up, even if your child is in year R, 1 or 2 and receiving universal free school meals, or if you have applied before and do not think you are eligible.
In doing so you will help us to find out whether we can claim pupil premium for your child. This is additional funding to spend on resources such as extra staff, books or school trips for eligible children.
The system is quick and simple to use and can be accessed via a smartphone or hand held device. If you qualify, you will receive a reference number that you simply bring in and show us at school to start receiving meals and the school can receive additional funding to support your child.
Please register at https://emsonline.milton-keynes.gov.uk/CitizenPortal_LIVE