Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding from central Government targeted at those students, for whom social disadvantage could lead to academic under performance or to disengagement with school, thereby closing the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Wellington Academy is situated between the garrison towns of Tidworth and Ludgershall meaning over 40% of our students are from Military families and are therefore entitled to the lower rate of pupil premium funding. 15% of our KS3 & KS4 students have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’) and are entitled to the full Pupil Premium funding.

Key aims and objectives

To narrow the achievement gap for children and young people, including children in care, by ensuring increased opportunities and improved outcomes in-line with the DFE Equal opportunities policy.

FSM Students

To close the disadvantaged attainment gap by providing additional targeted resources for those students who are in low-income families.

Service Family Students

To provide additional, support including pastoral for students from service families, students are not necessarily underachieving but it is recognised that their family situations can from time to time mean that they are not always able to fully focus on their learning.

Strategies to Achieve our Aims and Objectives

Our main priority is to ensure outstanding quality teaching throughout the school. This will benefit all students, including those who are in receipt of PP. The primary provision for PP students is via the classroom teacher. Therefore, all staff are:

  • Aware of which students are in receipt of PP - both Military and FSM
  • Aware of the individual needs of all students, including those in receipt of the PP Military and FSM
  • Are able to request additional support and interventions for PP students where required

In addition there are a range of targeted support strategies resulting in every student, regardless of their background, being able to:

  • Improve their levels of attainment and progress
  • Close attainment gaps relative to school averages
  • Have full access to our curriculum
  • Access our extra-curricular provision

Disadvantaged KS4 Results Summary 2017-2018 (un-validated) 

Cohort Profile

Number of students

% of cohort




Key Performance Indicators


Disadvantaged 2017

Disadvantaged 2018

Change - 2017 to 2018

Progress 8




Attainment 8




% of pupils achieving a strong pass in English and Maths (grades 9-5)





Detailed Attainment and Progress Indicators


Attainment 8 2017

Attainment 8 2018

Change - 2017 to 2018

Progress 8 2017

Progress 8 2018

Change -2017 to 2018















English Baccalaureate







Open (best remaining)








Summary of changes 2017 - 2018

  • Attainment and progress scores are improved for most indicators.
  • Average Attainment 8 is up by 3.09.
  • Average Progress 8 is up by 0.13.
  • Attainment and progress is up significantly in all subject elements except the Open element.

Closing the gap


How we spent the funding

The full strategy document for 2018 - 2019 can be found below, including the amount of grant and how the pupil premium will be spent to overcome barriers to achievement. Details of how impact will be measured are also included, along with a full review of the 2017 - 2018 spend. Below is an overview of some of the key activities.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Literacy Coordinator

Students reading ages will increase and gaps with peers will close so that all students are able to access the main curriculum. This involves working with the Librarian to engage students in a range of initiatives.

Librarian/learning resource coordinator

The role of the Librarian/Learning Resource Coordinator is fundamental in ensuring students are able to engage in a range of additional schemes and activities to support their Literacy, the role also provides support for the teaching and delivery of literacy classes.

Student travel to support attendance at revision sessions

To assist students/parents with the costs associated with attending.

Lap-top loan scheme

IT is a vital resource for students and a number of families are unable to provide the most up to date technology. A loan scheme that enables those who need it to borrow equipment will enable all students to complete their homework/revision.

Student’s Personal Development

Mentoring programme

Students requiring extra support will be assigned a mentor who will meet with them at least termly to provide guidance and advice and to liaise with parents/carers.

Outward Bound Trust – 5 day residential activity

Every child should have the opportunity to take part in a residential activity, to increase their confidence and give them an experience that will develop their character. By providing funding to support such activity means all students are able to access these opportunities.

Staff training and wider development

Staff training for teaching and mentoring

Quality first teaching will ensure all students are able to learn to the best of their ability and make, if not exceed, minimum progress. Ensuring staff are supported and trained to close gaps and intervene effectively, will enable this to happen.

Leadership and Management

Phase Leaders - social and emotional intervention leads

A major focus for the Phase Leaders is proactive work with our disadvantaged learners; including classroom visits to monitor the progress of students as well as monitoring and tracking progress, attainment and attendance, and where necessary support through social and emotional learning.

Pupil Premium Documents