At West Exe our students are at the heart of everything we do; we are a community committed to creating opportunities for students to develop high aspirations, to make progress, and take advantage of all that school has to offer.

Fundamental to this aim is ensuring that students in receipt of Pupil Premium are supported and challenged to take a full, active part in school life, engaging with their learning, both in school and at home, embracing the culture of high expectations and accessing our excellent extra-curricular activities.

Research shows that when students receive high quality teaching and instruction, disadvantaged students benefit to a greater degree. Our main priority for the school, therefore, is to deliver excellent and innovative adaptive teaching which will give all students the opportunity to excel, improving our students’ life chances and academic outcomes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding allocated to schools to help them improve the attainment of children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Funding is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils they have who are, or have been, eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years. For more information about the Pupil Premium please click here.

Am I eligible for Free Schools Meals?

If you believe your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, apply for Free School Meals through the Citizen Portal on the Free School Meals Website here.

If you are not online then apply by phoning the Customer Service Centre on 0345 155 1019 where an up to date application form will be posted out to you. 

What is the Service Pupil Premium?

The service premium is not part of the pupil premium. It is used to provide mainly pastoral support for service children. If you believe your child may be eligible for Service Premium for more information please click here

Who can I contact at West Exe if I have an queries about the Pupil Premium?

Emma Gulliver,

Pupil Premium Plus

Children who are ‘looked after’ or under a Special Guardianship Order attract Pupil Premium Plus (or LAC) funding. The LAC premium is  managed by the designated virtual school head (VSH) and used without delay for the benefit of the looked-after child’s educational needs as described in their personal education plan (PEP).

Our designated teacher for Looked After Children is Nicky Lewis,

The date of our next review of the pupil premium strategy will be in July 2022