Pupil Premium Use 2012-2013

The West London Free School was allocated £600 per pupil for each pupil on Free School Meals (FSM) and each Looked After Child (LAC). This gives the school a total figure of £34,800 for FSM pupils and £600 for LAC, a total of £35,400.

The money has been used in a variety of ways to support these pupils in Years 7 and 8, allowing the school to introduce the following:

  • Small group teaching for English and Mathematics in Stretch and Support
  • Introduction of learning mentors to provide extra in-class support to pupils, as well as supporting positive behaviour and engagement
  • Extra deployment of teaching assistants in lessons
  • Subsidised musical instrument lessons for FSM children
  • Reading buddies
  • Additional Mathematics support through the Abacus Club
  • Additional literacy support through the Elephant Club
  • Support pupils engaging in our wide variety of extra-curricular activities


  • February 2013 - 74% of pupils on FSM were working at or above target in English (increased to 86% by June 2013)
  • February 2013 - 50% of pupils on FSM were working at or above target in Maths (increased to 91% by June 2013)
  • Behaviour and engagement in lessons is excellent
  • 45% of pupils on FSM are learning musical instruments
  • 100% of pupils take part in intra-school sport and 80% of pupils have represented the school in Hockey, Netball or Rugby
  • We anticipate that:
    • Reading ages will show above-average increases when re-tested in Summer 2013
    • Standardised maths testing will show significant progress
    • Positive and high-standards of behaviour and engagement will continue to improve across the school

Future use

We will continue to ensure that the needs of all pupils are met on an individual basis. This will include the following:

  • Development of further literacy programmes in collaboration with educational psychologists
  • Expansion in the use of reading buddies
  • Expansion in the use of mathematics interventions, such as the Abacus Club

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