As a church school we are focussed on the whole child and acknowledge that academic achievement and attainment is very important, but it is not the only measure of how we perform as a school, or indeed of all that our children achieve. Our mission statement, based on belonging, believing and becoming ensures that we celebrate all 'good deeds' including academic and non-academic work and encourage the children and adults in our community to look to God to serve others. We are also passionate about being an inclusive school and recognise that children's talents lie in a range of areas, not all reflected in the school league tables and other data sources.
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.
It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:
- - Registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
- - In care for 6 months or longer
Pupil premium funding per pupil is currently £1320.
Funding to support looked-after children is also paid to schools. This is £1,900 for each eligible pupil.
Eligibility for funding will be extended to all children who:
- - Have been looked after for 1 day or more
- - Were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 left care under:
- - A Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005
- - A Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991
In the 2015-2016 financial year, when West Didsbury CE opened, pupil premium funding for each eligible primary-aged pupil was £1320.
West Didsbury CE Pupil Premium allocation for the financial year 2015-16: £3960 (3 children)
West Didsbury CE Pupil Premium allocation for the financial year 2016-17: £9240 (7 children)
West Didsbury CE Pupil Premium allocation for the financial year 2017-18: £11880 (9 children)
West Didsbury CE Pupil Premium allocation for the financial year 2018-19: £21120 (16 children)
Our Pupil Premium allocation is used to support pupils by:
- providing a lot of teaching assistant support throughout the school, thus enabling targeted group work and 1:1 support when necessary
- subsidising school trips and music provision to enable all children to take part
- subsidising before and after school care to enable all children to be able to access this care
- subsidising extra curricular clubs to enable all children to take part
- focussed interventions where appropriate
Please see our attached Pupil Premium Strategy report and our Pupil Premium Policy for further details.