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 2019 to 2020
In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, 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:
- £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
- £ 935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
- Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil:
- identified in the January 2019 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
- who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
- recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)
- The funding for pupils who are looked after by a local authority, and attract the £2,300 rate, is managed by the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil.
Ever 6 Free School Meals (FSM)
The pupil premium for 2019 to 2020 will include pupils recorded in the January 2019 school census who are known to have been eligible for FSM since May 2013, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2019.
To apply for free school meals please click here
Children adopted from care or who have left care
The pupil premium for 2019 to 2020 will include pupils recorded in the January 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 school census.
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.
USE OF THE PUPIL PREMIUM IN OUR SCHOOL AND IMPACT
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)
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
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