Pupil Premium

What is the purpose of pupil premium?

Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged students.

Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:

  • generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
  • often do not perform as well as their peers

The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged students by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.

Who is eligible for pupil premium funding?

Schools get pupil premium funding based on the number of eligible students they have from the following groups.

  • students who have been on free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • students who have been eligible for free school meals under the temporary extension set out in the Covid-19 DfE guidance to schools
  • students who have been adopted from care
  • students who have been looked after children at any point
  • students recorded as being the children of serving members of the Armed Forces at any point in the last 6 years

How do is pupil premium funding used?

Pupil Premium funding is used to improve attainment for disadvantaged students. Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when it is used across the three areas below but focusing on teaching quality:

  • training and professional development for teachers
  • academic support for students
  • wider support for students

Details of our pupil premium strategy can be found below:

Who should I contact if I want to find out more?

Mrs Kath Stephens provides a single point of contact for Pupil Premium related queries, she can be contacted on kstephens@wilmslowhigh.com or 01625 441094

Applying for Free School Meals

Due to the ongoing digitalisation of processes with Cheshire East, the paper Free School Meals and Pupil Premium application forms should no longer be used. All applications for both need to be made online or by phone.

If you think that your may qualify for free school meals or for Pupil Premium, Please apply for FSM or PP Online here or by telephone on 0300 123 5012.