Wolgarston will receive approximately £77,610 for Pupil Premium Funding for 2015 – 2016 from the Department for Education. The Pupil Premium (PP) Funding is allocated to children in Year 9 through to Year 11 from low-income families who are on the Ever 6 Free School Meals (FSM) register and children who have been ‘looked after’ continuously for six months. Approximately 16% of students at Wolgarston are on this register. The funding is designed to support the attainment and provide direct support of our most vulnerable students.
At Wolgarston, we have a Pupil Premium Academic Action Plan that has three priorities:
• Priority One – Attainment
To ensure that the gap in attainment of Pupil Premium students is narrowed in terms of the key performance indicators of 5A*-C including English and Maths, percentage achieving the EBacc, percentage reaching 5A*-C and percentage attaining 5A*-G and point scores in English and Maths.
• Priority Two – Progress
To ensure that the gap in progress of Pupil Premium students is narrowed across the key indicators of overall value added, expected progress English, expected progress Maths, VA in EBacc subject areas.
• Priority Three – Attendance, Inclusion and Aspiration
To ensure that attendance of Pupil Premium students, particularly persistent absence, improves through additional support, inclusion and by raising aspiration.
Wolgarston has other Pupil Premium support in place in order to continue to assist parents with the followings costs:
• School uniform
• School equipment
• Educational trips
• Opportunity for different types of enrichment experience (wall climbing/drama etc)
Each family will be sent a letter explaining Pupil Premium funding and advising how they can claim the additional financial assistance with the items listed above.
This funding sheet (click link) is a working document and indicates how Wolgarston intends to spend the Pupil Premium money this academic year.