Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011.  It is designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of groups of children who have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from more advantaged backgrounds.  National figures show that 11 year olds who are eligible for free school meals are around twice as likely not to achieve the expected standard in Maths and English as other 11 year olds.


Ever 6 Free School Meals

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.

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

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.

For 2018-19 the grant is as follow:

The LAC premium is managed by the designated Virtual School Head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child, and used without delay for the benefit of the looked-after child’s educational needs as described in their personal education plan.

How much money does Wansdyke School receive?

1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019    £51120

1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020    £54060

 What Are Schools Required To Spend The Money On?

The grant may be spent in the following ways:

The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.

What does Wansdyke School spend the PPG on?

At Wansdyke School we are committed to ensuring all our children make the best possible progress. We track the achievement of every child on a regular basis and do all we can to make sure each child achieves their potential. We also have a duty to ensure that no group of children are disadvantaged due to their gender, ethnic origin or family income or background.

The Pupil Premium funding has allowed us to continue and extend what we already do – to monitor children’s progress and to give additional support when required. Children are certainly not singled out or stigmatised for getting some extra attention and we would never label a child in front of other children for receiving free school meals or being in care.

This funding is used for the provision and implementation of individual and small group support in literacy, maths and social skills.  Wansdyke school employs 2 Higher Level Teaching Assistants (1 full time and one 0.5) and 5 Teaching Assistants (3 full time and 2 part time) to provide targeted support throughout the mainstream school.

Please see attached documents for our pupil premium provision and the impact this has on the children.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-20.