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:

  • eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years (Ever 6), including eligible children of families who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF)
  • looked after by the local authority, or who have previously been looked after by the local authority or other state care, including those outside England and Wales
  • the children of armed forces personnel

The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment, improving educational outcomes for these pupils.

To ensure that Pupil Premium funding is focused on effective approaches to raising the educational attainment of disadvantaged pupils, schools are required to follow a ‘menu of approaches’ as set out by the Department for Education. The ‘menu’ sets out a 3-tired approach focusing on:

  1. supporting high-quality teaching, such as professional development for staff
  2. providing targeted academic support
  3. tackling non-academic barriers to academic success, such as difficulties in attendance, behaviour and social and emotional wellbeing

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. The Pupil Premium is not a personal budget for individual pupils, and schools do not have to spend the Pupil Premium so that it solely benefits eligible pupils. For example, it can be used to support pupils who have or have had a social work, or pupils who act as a carer. It can also be used for whole class interventions.

All members of staff and governors at Wellington Primary School are committed to meeting disadvantaged pupils’ pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment.  Wellington Primary School is committed to ‘diminishing the difference’ between disadvantaged pupils and others and the Pupil Premium forms a vital part of that process. High attaining eligible pupils will receive just as much focus as lower attaining eligible pupils when it comes to funding.

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work. These reports can be found below.

In the 2022/2023 academic year, Wellington Primary School has received £169872 in PP and Recovery funding.

In the 2023/2024 academic year, Wellington Primary School expects to receive £176370 in PP and Recovery funding.

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.