Pupil Premium

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Waingels is committed to being an exceptional school for all of its students. The Pupil Premium Policy aims to ensure that students who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding are given the opportunity to succeed in the pursuit of academic achievement and personal development. Thus, ensuring that the funding is spent effectively and that staff and governors make decisions that aim to narrow the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and those that are not disadvantaged.

Pupil premium funding is spent on the following:

  • Resources for students to remove barriers to learning
  • School counselling services
  • Special curriculum
  • Homework club
  • Books, Curriculum Resources, KS4 Revision Guides, mathematics sets
  • School trips and enrichment activities

If you are entitled to the government pupil premium funding you can apply for extra financial support throughout the year. As different expenditures arise, then please contact the school to apply. All enquiries will be dealt with discretion and ensuring that the funds are allocated fairly.

Funding is allocated to those who are eligible for it based on priority of need, each case is dealt with on an individual basis and the Headteacher has the final decision on how the funds are allocated.


Who Qualifies for Pupil Premium Support

The Pupil Premium is additional finance given to publicly funded schools in England. It is targeted specifically to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and diminish the difference between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have:

  • Been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • A parent in the Armed Forces
  • Been looked after for one day or more, are adopted, leave care under a special guardianship order or a residence order


Free School Meal Eligibility & Pupil Premium (for 2021-2022)

The pupil premium for 2021 to 2022 will include pupils recorded in the January 2021 school census who have had a recorded period of FSM eligibility since May 2014, as well as those first recorded as eligible at January 2021.

The PPG per-pupil rate for 2021 to 2022 is as follows:

Disadvantage Pupils Pupil Premium Per Pupil
Pupils in Years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £955
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority £2,345
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order) £2,345
Service Children Service Premium Per Pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence £310


The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address underlying inequalities between these children (as specified above) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

At Waingels we have used the additional funding provided through the Pupil Premium scheme [PP] in a variety of ways, with groups of targeted students to ensure that those supported by the grant are making accelerated progress and that gaps in students’ progress and attainment are closing. Whilst many of the activities are targeted specifically towards students who are entitled to PP, Waingels operates an open-access policy where ever possible.


For those eligible for Pupil Premium Funding in 2022-2023, please click here to view allocated funding. 


Documents & Links

Application for Free School Meals

Pupil Premium Policy

Pupil Premium Strategy

Updated Pupil Premium Guidance

Pupil Premium Frequently Asked Questions