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Wordsworth Primary School


Primary School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding is a National Government initiative that was introduced in April 2011. It is additional funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. The Department for Education cites the following as the key issue behind the introduction of the policy:

"We believe it is unacceptable for children’s successes to be determined by their social circumstances. We intend to raise levels of achievement for all disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers."

It is the school’s ambition to eradicate this gap and for our disadvantaged pupils to achieve and be as successful as their non-disadvantaged peers.

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to Schools on the following basis:

  • Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM) as well as eligible children with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) pupils in these year groups £1345 per pupil
  • Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM as well as eligible NRPF pupils in these year groups £955 per pupil
  • 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 £2345 per pupil
  • 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) £2345 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 per pupil