Woodlands School

A happy, inclusive school where we celebrate all achievements

Packington Lane, Coleshill, Birmingham B46 3JE

01675 463590


Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is an additional allocation of funding provided for schools to use to maximise engagement and learning opportunities for some of our most vulnerable young people.

Please click on the following links to see details of the allocation and plans to spend it, or a statement of how the money was spent.

 This additional funding successfully enables greater participation, engagement and motivation towards learning.


About Pupil Premium:

Was your adopted child formally a ‘looked after child’ and adopted on or after 30 December 2005?

From April 2014, schools in England can receive the Pupil Premium for children adopted from care, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. Schools can also claim the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.

From April 2015, Early Years Pupil Premium was introduced. As there is no central database to identify the children who may be eligible to receive this funding, parents will need to inform the school directly and provide supporting documents. Please contact Helen in the school office for further information on how to apply.

The Pupil Premium is to help schools raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap with their peers. It is paid to schools in respect of disadvantaged pupils in Nursery to Year 11. The Government has extended the coverage of the Pupil Premium in recognition of the traumatic experiences many adopted children have endured in their early lives and a realisation that their needs do not change overnight.

To enable your child’s school to claim the Pupil Premium, you will need to inform the school about your child and provide supporting evidence, for example, show the school the original Adoption (Court) Order.