What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently receiving or who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings. Also included are children from ‘Service’ families and those who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, including those who have been adopted. Students should have the opportunity to achieve well regardless of their economic or social situation. This money helps us to support these students to succeed.

How we use the Pupil Premium at Westbourne Academy.

Covid Catch-up Premium Funding

You can view the report on how we intend to allocate and spend the Covid-19 catch-up premium funding on our policies page here.

Year 7 Catch-up Funding 

Year 7 Catch-up Funding Statement

This document details how the academy spent the catch-up funding for Year 7 students who started at the academy in September 2019 and how the academy intends to spend the catch-up premium in 2020/2021.

If you would like any further information about how we are funded and how we ensure that we maximise the benefit of all funding, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Summer School

To read our report about Summer School for Year 6 pupils who started at the academy in September 2021, please click on the text below:

WA Summer School Report 2021

How to Apply for Free School Meals 

To apply for Free School Meals for your child, please follow the link below to the PARENTS page of our website. Here you will find more details on eligibility and how to apply online with Suffolk County Council.