Sheerness West Federation

Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding, additional to the main school funding, which schools receive according to the number of children in specific groups. Schools receive Pupil Premium for:

All children eligible for free school meals (FSM)

All children who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years

All children in service families

All children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months by someone other than their immediate family

The introduction of universal free school meals is impacting negatively on our pupil premium funding. In order to access the pupil premium grant for their families, parents need to disclose their children’s free school meal status. If parents do not disclose this information, which is held in the strictest confidence, the school does not receive additional funding to support the children’s education.

If your child receives free school meals, please contact the school office at the earliest convenience.

Please follow this link for information about Pupil Premium from the government:

Pupil Premium

Ofsted Inspectors and Governors will ask:

The level of pupil premium received by the school in the current academic year and levels of funding received in previous academic years

How the school has spent the pupil premium and why it has decided to spend it in the way that it has. This incorporates whether the funding is targeted at the groups for whom it is intended

At Rose Street


What are our key strategies to close the attainment and progress gaps for FSM and pupil premium pupils at Sheerness West Federation (Rose Street and West Minster primary Schools)?:

At SWF we have used extensive research from the Sutton Trust and applied the Educational Endowment Fund’s Toolkit to evaluate the targeted strategies we use to close the gaps in achievement and progress for all our children.

The quality of teaching and learning is the most important factor in raising the attainment for all pupils. This is particularly true for pupils from less affluent backgrounds. This remains a consistent and relentless focus for our schools and forms the focus of our staff training and support from the senior leadership team at the schools.

At SWF all matters relating to free school meals and pupil premium are treated confidentially and there is never an assumption that the children from these families will be less able. On the contrary we expect every child to achieve highly and succeed in all that they do. This is reflected in our aspirational mission statement which was formulated with the children at the schools; “At SWF dreams can come true with a positive view.”

We work tirelessly with our families and colleagues to make sure everyone involved with the child has high aspirations.

In addition to our quality first teaching for all children additional targeted and universal interventions and support strategies are in place to ensure all children fulfil their potential. These can be found detailed in our Pupil Premium targeted and universal spend document for 2015-16 which is also on this website.

Pupil Premium Evaluation 2014-2015

Pupil Premium Evaluation 2015-16

Pupil Premium Evaluation 2016-2017

Pupil Premium Overview 2016

Pupil Premium Data Analysis 2016

Pupil Premium 2017-2018

Pupil Premium Sept 2017 to August 2018 – April Review

Pupil Premium Sept 2017 to August 2018 (August Review)


School Contact Details

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person Mrs N Austin

Telephone 01795 663012

School Address
Rose Street Primary School
Rose Street
Kent, ME12 1AW

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.50am – 3.20pm

Infants:  8.50am – 3.15pm

Nursery  8.30am – 11.30,     12.00pm – 3.00pm