Pupil Premium

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. 

Financial year 2018-2019

Pupil premium funding is paid to academies and free schools in quarterly instalments:

In the 2018 to 2019 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:

Disadvantaged pupils                                                                                            Pupil premium per pupil
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM                                                                           £935

Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989

as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by,

an English local authority                                                                                                              £2300

Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority

in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship

order, a child arrangements order or a residence order                                                          £2300

Service children                                                                                                 Pupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6

service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence                       £300                                                                                                                                                   



Ever 6 Free School Meals (FSM)

The pupil premium for 2018 to 2019 will include pupils recorded in the January 2018 school census who are known to have been eligible for FSM since May 2012, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2018.
To apply for free school meals please click HERE

Children adopted from care or who have left care

The pupil premium for 2018 to 2019 will include pupils recorded in the January 2018 school census and alternative provision census, who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant.

Ever 6 service child

For the purposes of these grant conditions, Ever-6 service child means a pupil recorded in the January 2018 school census who was eligible for the service child premium since the January 2013 census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2018 school census. The grant will be allocated as set out in sections 4, 5 and 6 below. Where national curriculum year groups do not apply to a pupil, the pupil will attract PPG if aged 4 to 15 as recorded in the January 2018 school census.

Virtual Funding

Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £2,300 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. This funding is given to the Virtual Headteacher for Trafford, Lynsey Burridge.

This policy and action plan outlines 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.

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. Please note your child is under no obligation to have free school meals- but by successfully applying your child will attract pupil premium funding.

Apply for Free School Meals


More information can be found in the Wellington Pupil Premium Policy (Link below)

Detailed information about how Pupil Premium monies are spent can be found on the PP Action plan (link below)

Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children will be in receipt of pupil premium at one time.

In order to ensure that Wellington School uses Pupil Premium Funding effectively the following areas have been a focus for funding- linked to the Wellington Top Ten (see PP policy):

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 Strategy Statement 2018-2019 – please click here

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-2018 – please click here

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016-2017 – please   click here

Wellington School  Pupil Premium Policy – please click here