The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11, namely those students entitled to free school meals (FSM), those who have received FSM in the last six years (Ever 6), looked after children (LAC) and children from Armed Forces families.
The Department for Education (DfE) states that-
The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.
Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
More information can be found GOV.UK website here.
In the financial year 2018-2019, Wilsthorpe School received £251,000 Pupil Premium funding.
In the financial year 2019-2020 Wilsthorpe School received £235,858.00 Pupil Premium funding.
In the financial year 2020-2021 Wilsthorpe School received £228,000.00 Pupil Premium funding.
The careful allocation of the Pupil Premium funding has allowed us to reduce class sizes and implement initiatives that address educational disadvantage.
Details on how the school has used pupil premium funding during 2020/21 can be found below: