Pupil Premium

The first document is designed to explain what Pupil Premium is, how we use it to support learning at Wessex and the impact it has on outcomes for our children. The second document outlines our expenditure plan for this year.

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive free school meals, children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and those children in local authority care.

These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from other backgrounds. For example, national figures show that 11 year olds who are eligible for Free School Meals are approximately twice as likely not to achieve Level 4 in maths and English as other 11 year olds.

Please contact the school to find out whether your child might be eligible for the Pupil Premium and also Free School Meals.