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The Government provides academies and schools with additional funding to help reduce the inequalities and gaps in attainment between those students who are on free school meals (or have been in in the last 6 years) and their peers. This funding is called the Pupil Premium.

Every academy and school can select how they chose to use their Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for students. It is allocated to pupils who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals or have received free school meals in the last six years, pupils who are looked after and pupils who are previously looked after (adopted from foster care). There is also additional funding made available for children and young people with parents in the armed forces.

Eligibility for Free School Meals

You may be entitled to free school meals for your child(ren) if you receive one of the following benefits:

  1. Income Support
  2. Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  3. Child Tax Credit Only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
  4. National Asylum Seekers Support
  5. Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit
  6. Employment and Support Allowance
  7. Universal Credit (Income Related)

Applications to receive or check eligibility for free school meals is managed through North Northamptonshire Council. The online application takes 5 mins and, in most cases, will immediately indicate your child’s eligibility for get free meals at school. Click HERE for further information.

Use of the Pupil Premium Funding at Wollaston School

Our vision goes well beyond simply narrowing the gap between those who are economically advantaged and those who are not. We are determined to ensure that all students, irrelevant of background or prior attainment, have the qualifications and attributes necessary to succeed at a world class university or prestigious apprenticeship.

Review Documentation

Please see the PDF attachments for a detailed breakdown of how PP funding is allocated across a range of initiatives at Wollaston School.

More information about student progress and attainment can also be found in the review documentation below.

Key Staff

Matt Rees – Lead Teacher for Pupil Premium

Clare Codner – Assistant Headteacher – SENDCO, Inclusion and Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Stategy 2022-23