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Pupil Premium Grant

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What is the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)?

What is the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)?

Pupil Premium funding was introduced in April 2011 as additional funding to the main school budget to support children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), children whose parents are in the Services and Looked After Children (CLA). 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 FSM and so the schools will at times use the funding to support a wider range of students to achieve their very best.

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.


Use of Pupil Premium funding

2017-18 - allocation  - 


The funding is used to support a range of interventions and initiatives such as:

Student Provision:

  • The Learning Hub and its key role in supporting identified vulnerable leaners 
  • Core Progress Assistants in English, Maths and Science 
  • Senior Leaders of Learning revision seminars 
  • Easter Revision/May half term revision sessions 
  • Additinal learning provision in our LRC -  extended opening times
  • English, Maths and Science breakfast catch-up sessions
  • Rewards to support achievement and celebrate success
  • Odyssey mentoring for Year 11 students
  • Additional Transition for year 6 students
  • Young Carer Support Group 
  • ELSA Support
  • School Counselor
  • Inclusion manager

Curriculum Provision:

  • Integrated Studies programme for Year 7 students
  • Wave 3 Intervention Programmes to support reading and spelling
  • 1 - 1 SEN/Maths/English support


Parental Provision:

  • WINK Evenings (exteneded parental learning)
  • BLINK Evenings (short parental information evenings)
  • Family Support Worker


  • Revision materials in all subjects
  • Music lessons and equipment
  • Curriculum visits and trips to support controlled assessment
  • Drama and dance productions
  • Art, Technology and PE support materials
  • Student staionary allowance from the LRC
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award

Staff Provision:

  • Providing high quality professional development for all staff to support quality, effective teaching and learning


Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Grant

The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Pupil Premium Grant was allocated to schools to support all Year 7 learners who did not achieve expected progress in either English or Maths at the end of Year 6.  In 2016-17 the grant received to Wildern School totalled £27,761

Wildern School has used this grant in a number of ways including:

  • The employment of Core Progress Assistants in English and Maths to support 'Catch Up Students' during their lesson time
  • Funding of Wave 3 interventions in reading and spelling for identified students
  • Purchasing of additional literacy and numeracy resources to support learners
  • Additional sessions at Wildern during the Summer term of Year 6
  • Additional sessions in English and Maths during the final weeks of the summer break before the students start their Wildern journey
  • An Integrated Studies group to enhance the progression in numeracy and literacy.
  •  As a result of these interventions, combined with high quality teaching and learning, these students are on target to secure good progress at KS3. 


  • It is the Headteacher’s responsibility to produce termly reports to directors, highlighting progress and impact. Pupil Premium is now a standing item on the Board of Directors Agendas.


Pupil Premium Funding 2016-17

  • The school recieved £220000


Pupil Premium funding was focussed on:

  • Student provision - The Learning Hub, revsion materials and classes, mentoring, awards, support staff for vulnerable learners
  • Curriculm provision - Literacy interventions, Integrated Studies, 1:1 support for numeracy, Wave 3 support
  • Parental provision - WINK/BLINK evenings, Family Support Worker
  • Resource provision - Revsion and learning materials, extra currcular activities support, additional stationary


Impact of Pupil Premium Funding


In 2017 65% of PP students achieved a 4 or above in English (Hampshire average for all students 71%)

In 2017 52% of PP students achieved a 4 or above in Maths (Hampshire average for all students 74%)

 In 2017 our PP students achieved 42.18 in the 8 GCSE's the government recognises in their Attainment 8 calculation. (Hampshire average for all students 47.1)



Parental Contact

  • Any parental queries regarding the Pupil Premium Grant should be directed to the Headteacher.