Wolviston Primary School aims to provide a positive, safe learning environment for all its pupils.

Staff are fully committed in providing the very highest standard of teaching and learning to ensure every child maximises their full potential, irrespective of a child’s background or the challenges they face. This includes removing any barrier which may inhibit individual progress, whether emotional, social or academic.

Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to support pupils who are considered disadvantaged and is a directive from the Government to address any inequalities and that the needs of every individual pupil are met within schools.

Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils in the following categories:

  • Who are in receipt of free school meals (FSM) in year groups Reception to Year 6
  • Who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (Ever 6)
  • Who have been continuously looked after for the past six months
  • Who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Child Act 2002 or who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order (Post LAC)
  • Those children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces in year groups Reception to Year 6 or were eligible for funding in the last 4 years (Ever 4 Service Child)

Focus of Funding Allocation

The aim of our Pupil Premium funding at Wolviston is to ensure there is no inequality between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils in our care. We do this by ensuring that the funding is strategically and effectively targeted to address any barriers to academic learning and progress, and to offer enrichment opportunities to enable pupils to flourish socially and emotionally. When identifying appropriate strategies, the impact and success of previous experiences has been considered along with external research including the Educational Endowment Foundation.

We are committed to using a range of measures to evaluate the impact of the investment to guarantee PP children are as successful as their non-PP peers, this is monitored throughout the academic year.

Individual barriers to learning are identified and progress is closely tracked to ensure they continue to make progress throughout their time in Wolviston Primary School. Half termly Pupil Progress Dialogues are held which forms the basis of academic support strategies for individuals and groups. We know our families well and recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered, or qualify for free school meals. We use our knowledge to identify those who we consider need extra support and reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Key Principles:

  • Staff, at all levels, take responsibility for disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve.
  • Quality First teaching is a priority. This ensures teaching is at least good and children benefit.
  • Gaps are swiftly identified and addressed through daily teaching practices and progress is frequently monitored, including half termly pupil progress meetings.

The school allocates its funding in the following key areas:

With a particular focus on English and Maths, targeted interventions are in place to address gaps in attainment and progress.

Specific Need
Pupils identified with a specific need who require specific equipment or resources, are provided with these to ensure there is no barrier to their progress. This includes provision of school uniform items if required.

Teaching and Learning
An all-inclusive community, providing a wide range of learning experiences ensuring all children access the same opportunities and access quality first teaching.

Enrichment opportunities
Access to appropriate extra-curricular activities tailored to meet the needs of Pupil Premium funded children.

Attendance and Punctuality
To implement strategies to address any gap in attendance and punctuality rates between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium pupils.

Support Staff

Support staff are delegated in a number of ways throughout the school to support in the initiatives for Pupil Premium pupils which includes:

  • Supporting pupils in addressing targets in Reading, Writing and Maths. To close the gap between PP and non PP within the school, and nationally, in GLD, the Phonics Screening Check and key data points across the school.
  • Supporting pupils in addressing targets in Reading, Writing and Maths across the school.
  • Supporting children in intervention to carefully track progress alongside teachers and use interventions appropriately to impact on learning.
  • Supporting in the classroom so class teachers can work directly with Pupil Premium pupils.
  • Supporting and delivering After School Clubs.
  • In EYFS to address low baseline entry through additional adult support.
  • Supporting pupils with social and emotional needs.

Although our PP funding represents a small proportion of our budget, our PP strategy outlines how we will ensure it is spent to maximum effect.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-24

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22

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