Pupil Premium Strategy

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 2014/15 academic year, Wellington Primary School received £142,300 in Pupil Premium funding.

In the 2015/16 academic year, Wellington Primary School has received £477 in Early Years Pupil Premium funding.

In the 2015/16 academic year, Wellington Primary School received £134,640 in Pupil Premium funding.

In the 2016/2017 academic year, Wellington Primary School is expecting to receive approximately £122,760.

Please click on the links below for a detailed report on the strategy and impact of Pupil Premium funding at Wellington Primary School:

We assure parents that all matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.