The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.
Who is eligible?
- Any child in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM)
- Any child who has previously received FSM in the last 6 years
- Any child who is in care or have been “looked after” for more than 6 months
- Any child whose parents are serving in the Armed Forces
How can the Pupil Premium be spent?“Schools will have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.” (DFE website).
Headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium to meet the particular needs of their disadvantaged pupils, and will also be held accountable for the difference it makes. To learn how Wellow is currently using the Pupil Premium please follow the link at the side of this page.
At Wellow we monitor the progress and attainment of all children along with particular groups so that we can adjust our curriculum and support to raise standards.
Hampshire School Transport
We have been advised by Hampshire that the application process for applying for School Transport has changed. Eligible parents now need to apply for Hampshire transport via the online Transport Portal on Hampshire County Councils website; Paper forms or applications via your school will no longer be accepted.
Please follow the link below which will provide further information on eligibility and the link to the application portal: https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schooltransport/apply.