Pupil Premium Grant

What is the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)?

At Wildern School we are committed to maximising the life chances of all our students. It is our

aim, therefore, for all our students to make excellent progress, both academically and in

their wider development, through the provision of:

  • quality teaching
  • a broad and relevant curriculum integral to which there is an emphasis on English and Maths
  • a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities to broaden students’ outlook and instill high aspirations
  • an independent, professional, careers guidance service which takes account of individual needs and aspirations, and supports the individual in achieving them;
  • experienced support staff to work with students and families
  • to maximise attendance
  • develop individual’s emotional and behavioural maturity and personal resilience
  • assist parents in managing the needs of their children

It is up to the school to determine how the funding is used but its primary aim is to support some of our more vulnerable learners. As a school we continually strive to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our students and appropriate provision is in place for those who need it most. Not all of these students are eligible for Free School Meals and so the schools will at times use the funding to support a wider range of students to achieve their very best.

Some students require additional support whilst others do not, so the amount is not necessarily divided equally between the students who qualify for it. In addition, school governors can allocate Pupil Premium funds to those students that the school believes are socially disadvantaged but who may not qualify for Pupil Premium funding.

The key aim of this funding is to continue to close the gap in achievement for students who nationally do not achieve the same results as students who are not eligible. Over the past 4 years (2012-16), the gap in achievement for 5 A*-C GCSE grades including English and Maths has closed by 10% thus ensuring great outcomes for our students.

It is the ambition of Wildern School to eradicate this gap and for disadvantaged students to achieve and be as successful as their non-disadvantaged peers.

Impact of Pupil Premium Grant 2016
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Pupil Premium Policy
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Use of Pupil Premium funding
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