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 2023-24

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:

The funding for pupils who are looked after by a local authority, and attract the £2,530 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:

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

If you do not qualify for most benefits (also known as having ‘no recourse to public funds’), your child may still be eligible for free school meals. 

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 £335 in 2023 to 2024 for every pupil with a parent who:

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.

Pupil Premium Policy

Pupil Premium Statement 2023-24

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.

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