Pupil Premium


What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to:

Financial year 2017 to 2018

In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of one of the following:

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.

Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils doesn’t go to their school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. VSHs are responsible for managing pupil premium funding for looked-after children.

Taken from the Department of Education- for more information please follow this link


If you think that your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium, and you would like more information, please get in touch with the school.

If your child is already on Free School Meals (FSM) they will automatically attract the Pupil Premium funding. If you think your child may be eligible for FSM but you have not as yet applied, please use the link to below to Trafford Council.  All applications for FSM are processed through Trafford Council.

Apply for Free School Meals

How Pupil Premium is spent at Wellington:

In order to ensure that Wellington School uses Pupil Premium Funding effectively the focus for the funding is:

Teaching and learning

Improving numeracy and literacy

Improving test and exam results

Raising aspirations

Pastoral Support- funding for:

The Impact of Pupil Premium: 

Pupil Premium Action Plan 2017-2018 – please click here

Pupil Premium Action Plan 2016-2017 – please   click here

Pupil Premium Impact 2015-2016 – please  click here

Pupil Premium Action Plan 2015-2016 – please click here

Pupil Premium Impact Archive – please click here

Wellington School  Pupil Premium Policy – please Click here