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Pupil Premium 

Pupil Premium


 The pupil premium grant, introduced in 2011, is funding to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged 5–16-year-olds in state funded schools in England.


The grant also provides support for children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces, referred to as service pupil premium (SPP). Pupils that the SPP intends to support are not necessarily from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.


Our aim at Wombourne High school is to use the wealth of evidence (EEF) to break down any barrier's students may have to learning and achievement. We want all young people at Wombourne High School to succeed.

What is the Pupil Premium Funding Criteria?

 Pupil premium funding is allocated to eligible schools based on the number of:

  • pupils who are recorded as eligible for free school meals, or have been recorded as eligible in the past 6 years (referred to as Ever 6 FSM)

  • children previously looked after by a local authority or other state care, including children adopted from state care or equivalent from outside England and Wales

Pupil premium is not a personal budget for individual pupils and schools do not need to spend pupil premium so that it solely benefits pupils who meet the funding criteria.”  Pupil premium funding can be used to support other pupils with identified needs, or used for whole class interventions that will benefit all pupils

(Department of Education)

Pupil premium funding can therefore also be used:

  • to support other pupils with identified needs, such as those who have or have had a social worker, or who act as a carer

  • for whole class interventions which will also benefit non-disadvantaged pupils


Pupil premium funding is allocated to local authorities based on the number of:

  • looked-after children, supported by the local authority

  • pupils who meet any of the eligibility criteria and who attend an independent setting, where the local authority pays full tuition fees

For pupils who are looked-after children, funding should be managed by the local authority’s virtual school head (VSH) in consultation with the child’s school.

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

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


Further refine and implement PP strategies to break down barriers and ensure PP students achieve in line with their non-PP peers. This to be achieved through a tiered, whole school approach advocated by the EEF.


  1. Continue to implement and refine whole school PP strategies related to quality first teaching


  1. Continue to provide for some targeted academic support


  1. Continue to implement and refine wider strategies to support attendance, behaviour, and wellbeing


The contact in school for Pupil Premium is Mrs D Khakh (

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