Report on Pupil Premium Grant Strategy
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The Pupil Premium is allocated on the current number of children on free school meals and ‘Ever 6’ (those children identified as being on FSM in the last 6 years). The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. Wellington Primary School is committed to ‘Diminishing the Difference’ between vulnerable pupils and others and the pupil premium forms a vital part of that process.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work.
In the 2016/2017 academic year, Wellington Primary School received £124,161 in PP funding and £1,828 in Early Years PP funding.
In the 2017/2018 academic year, Wellington Primary School expects to receive £131,147 in PP funding and approximately £3600 in Early Years PP funding.
Please click on the links below for a detailed report on the strategy and impact of Pupil Premium funding at Wellington Primary School:
- Pupil Premium Strategy Action Plan 2016-2017
- Report on Impact of Pupil Premium Strategy Impact 2015-2016
- Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2014-2015
We assure parents that all matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.