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The Winchcombe School

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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. The aim of the premium is to improve social mobility, to enable more pupils on free school meals to get to the top universities and to reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally. Pupils looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel are also entitled to this premium.

As a school we decide how the allocated pupil premium funding should be spent. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used.

More details on the Pupil Premium can be found on


  • To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils
  • To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals
  • We monitor and evaluate our Pupil Premium spending, avoid spending it on activities that have little impact on achievement, and spend it in ways proven to be most effective

Please see the attachments below for the current planned and previous PPG Spend.

Planned spend:

With this funding we will continue to spend the Pupil Premium grant on;

  • Targeted interventions to address gaps in learning, identified through Assertive Mentoring
  • Tracking of needs and target setting
  • Focussed teaching and pre-teaching for underachieving pupils and those with SEN
  • Adaptive approaches to teaching to raise challenge for all
  • Additional LSA/ Teacher mentoring support
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • School trips, residential visits and and enrichment activities
  • Resources to support learning, including reading books
  • School uniform to support inclusion
  • Peer coaching and CPD for staff to improve the quality of teaching, with a key focus on oracy and phonics across all year groups
  • Pastoral support, including ELSA, Talk and Draw and MHST