Pupil Premium

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. 

Funding for financial year 2021 to 2022
In the 2021 to 2022 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years: 

£1,345 for pupils in reception to year 6
£955 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Schools will receive £2,345 for any pupil identified in the January 2020 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of: 

  • adoption 
  • a special guardianship order 
  • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order) 
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more 
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care) 

Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence will receive £310


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 2021-22

Whitehouse Primary School currently has 524 pupils on roll  from YF-Y6 (10/2021) 

10.3%% (54) pupils are eligible for the pupil premium grant. 


Pupil Premium Funding 2021/22
Ever 6 FSM  52  £69,940
Looked after children (LAC)  1  £2,345 
Pupils Adopted/Special Guardianship  £7,035
Service Children  0  0 
Total Pupil Premium Budget    £79,320

  **Funding will be calculated based on pupils recorded in the October 2020 school census. (412 NOR 10/20)

31 Ever 6 FSM = £41,695   2 PA/SG = £4,690   = £46,385



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