At Wildern School we are committed to maximising the life chances of all our students. It is ourÂ aim, therefore, for all our students to make excellent progress, both academically and inÂ their wider development, through the provision of:
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.