What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. At Wolgarston we believe that there is a moral commitment to ensure that our students from disadvantaged backgrounds have the support to accelerate their progress, in order to achieve their full potential.
The pupil premium provides additional funding for disadvantaged pupils to ensure they benefit from the same educational opportunities as pupils from wealthier families. The wider aims of the pupil premium are to increase social mobility, enable more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to the top universities and to close the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally. Closing this gap is a key priority for Wolgarston High School.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Pupil Premium at Wolgarston
Pupil premium (PP) students are closely monitored at Wolgarston High School. All students have a confidential conversation about their additional support with their form tutor, House Leader and members of the Senior Leadership Team. Staff in school are informed of pupil premium updates regularly and all PP students are tagged on the tracking systems within school. PP interventions are tailored to each student’s needs.
The following strategies and interventions may be employed. (This list is by no means exhaustive):
Support with transport and equipment for school.
We will spend some of the money on staffing to ensure smaller class sizes, more appropriate ability setting and targeted interventions. As in previous years we intend to spend some of the funding targeted at each individual pupil’s needs.
If your child was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under either a special guardianship order or residence order please contact Mr McCosh (Deputy Headteacher), in confidence, at school.
You can apply for Free School Meals online if you meet the low income criteria. Please click on the link below to apply:
For more details on the Pupil Premium contact Mr Greenwood Director of Learning or visit:
Director of Learning
Wolgarston High School
Please click on the dates at the top of the page to see how we have spent this funding each year.