THE PUPIL PREMIUM
The Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. The Pupil Premium was initially introduced in April 2011.
Funding for financial year 2022-23
Schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:
- £985 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
- £2,410 for any pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care
The funding for pupils who are looked after by a local authority, and attract the £2,410 rate, is managed by the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil.
Free School Meals eligibility
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
To apply for free school meals please click here
All applications for FSM are processed through Trafford Council. Please note your child is under no obligation to have free school meals but by successfully applying your child will attract pupil premium funding.
Service pupil premium (SPP)
Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage. It has been combined into pupil premium payments to make it easier for schools to manage their spending.
Schools get £320 in 2022 to 2023 for every pupil with a parent who:
- is serving in HM Forces
- has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence
This funding is primarily to help with pastoral support. It can also be used to help improve the academic progress of eligible pupils if schools deem this to be a priority.
Pupil Premium Policy and statement
The policy and statement outline how Wellington School plans to utilise the Pupil Premium (PP) funding to effectively raise standards of attainment and achievement for all pupils.
At Wellington School, we recognise the importance of ensuring all pupils, whatever their background or circumstance, are provided with a quality and relevant education. This will ensure that all pupils are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in life beyond School.
PP Wellington Top Ten:
The overarching philosophy at Wellington is to “level the playing field” for all our disadvantaged students
2) Quality First Teaching
3) Strategic seating plan
5) Identifying barriers
6) Reasonable adjustment
7) Tracking and Intervention
8) Pastoral support
9) Cultural capital
10) Raising aspirations
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.
The Impact of Pupil Premium
- 2017/18 PP Progress 8 score of 0.33 (Wellington PP students performed better than National Non-PP)
- 2016/2017 PP Progress 8 score was 0.02 (Wellington PP students performed better than National Non-PP)
- 2015/2016 PP Progress 8 score was -0.44 (This included x2 pupils who did not access mainstream schooling- if these two pupils are removed the figure was -0.15