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 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.

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

FSM6 Results Summary 2016-17

Cohort profile

Number of students

% of cohort







Key Performance Indicators


FSM6 Students

Progress 8


Attainment 8


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


% of pupils achieving a standard pass in English and mathematics (grades 9-4)


% of pupils achieving a strong pass in the English Baccalaureate (grade 5 or above in English and mathematics, and grade C or above in unreformed subjects.


% of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate


Detailed Attainment and Progress Indicators


Attainment 8

Progress 8







Other English Baccalaureate qualifications



Other qualifications



How we spent the funding

The full strategy document for 2017/18 will be available shortly, 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 will also be included, along with a full review of the 2016/17 spend. Below is an overview of some of the key activities.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Literacy Coordinator

Students reading ages increase and gap is closed so that all students are able to access the main curriculum, 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 after school/weekend revision activities.

Lap-top loan scheme

IT is a vital resource for students 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.

Specific TA support for mentoring in tutor time

Focused TA support to work with students who have a significant attainment gap primarily in English, maths and science. The TA will also provide emotional support, and one-to-one time where needed by being allocated a tutor group.

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 as well as meeting regularly with parents/carers.

Support to enable students to take part in Wellington Diploma activities/AMA activities

To be able to attend courses/educational visits including residential as well as purchase additional text books/learning materials which can be costly and not doing so may prevent students from maximizing their potential.

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. By ensuring staff are supported and trained as appropriate to work with students both in lessons and through mentoring programmes will enable this to happen.

Leadership and Management

Progress 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