Pupil Premium 

Pupil Premium


What is Pupil Premium Funding?


Pupil Premium funding is allocated by The Secretary of State for Education in the form of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). The PPG provides funding for two policies:

  • Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential.

  • Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.



Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils in the following categories:

  • Those who have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years.

  • Those who have been continuously looked after for the past six months.

  • Those who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children 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 or were eligible for funding in the last 4 years (Ever 4 Service Child).



Pupil Premium Monitoring Team


This team monitors provision and evaluates the impact of the strategies used to support our Pupil Premium students and consists of:

  • Headteacher

  • The Pupil Premium Governor

  • Assistant Head – PP Lead and IPS Faculty

  • PP Leads (one for each year group)



Pupil Premium Aim:


Pupil Premium Funding is used to ensure that Wombourne High School:

  • Narrows the gap between the performance of Pupil Premium students and their peers within school and nationally.

  • Develops a detailed understanding of the needs of its Pupil Premium students and the strategies needed to meet these needs

  • Provides a range of programmes, initiatives and strategies which will be reviewed annually to ensure impact and value for money.

  • Uses its Pupil Premium funding to raise standards of achievement for eligible students and monitors the impact of these on their progress


Pupil Premium Priorities 


We have identified 6 focus areas to address the weaknesses in Pupil Premium provision identified through the school’s Pupil Premium performance review:

  1. Improve the identification of barriers to Pupil Premium progress and the system for tracking this so that actions can be taken more promptly to address under-performance and gaps between Pupil Premium students and their peers close more quickly.

  2. Develop Teaching & Learning to improve quality and consistency and the range of strategies staff use to address the needs of underachieving Pupil Premium students.

  3. Improve the progress of Pupil Premium students in Years 7, 8 and 9 in Literacy and Numeracy.

  4. Narrow the attainment gap of Pupil Premium students who have been identified as having a specific need.

  5. Narrow the gap in attendance rates between Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium students.

  6. Raise the aspirations of High PA Pupil Premium students.


Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 


Pupil Premium Strategy with Covid Limitations

During lockdown all students, including students categorised as pupil premium, have attendance and participation in virtual lessons monitored.  Pupil Premium year group leads, in association with Heads of Year, contact any students not attending virtual lessons.  We attempt to remove all barriers to accessing virtual lessons.  Lap-tops have been provided to families without digital devices (this began in March 2020 ahead of government schemes), in addition to dongles, routers and work packs.   Pupil Premium year group leads have played a key role in these strategies and are in regular communication with families.


The contact in school for Pupil Premium is Mrs D Khakh (dkhakh@wombournehighschool.co.uk).