Woodcroft receives additional money to support the needs of its pupils. A major element of this funding is comprised of the Pupil Premium to raise standards of those eligible for free school meals.
The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools in April at the start of the Financial Year. However, expenditure is monitored in line with the Academic Year. The 2017-18 allocation combines elements of two grants:
- The grant available from September 2017 to March 2018 of £169,738
- The grant from April 2018 to August 2018 is yet to be announced
All expenditure is monitored and approved by the school’s Governing Body. This ensures that it is used to the benefit of the whole school and effectively targets those in need.