What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is extra money for schools to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities achieve their full potential. The amount of pupil premium funding schools receive is decided by how many disadvantaged pupils they have – schools receive funding per pupil premium-eligible child. The government has committed to supporting all disadvantaged pupils in England and have put in place support, such as the pupil premium, for schools to address the challenges to success that these pupils face.

At Wellesbourne Primary and Nursery School our aim is to ensure that all children are able to access all aspects of the school’s provision in order to achieve the highest standards of achievement and make the greatest rates of progress possible in relation to their individual starting points. We can use the money provided to us from the government to make sure that any gaps between our disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils are narrowed.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy 

Our pupil premium strategy is founded on the following principles and practices:

  • We use a tiered approach to Pupil Premium spending as it helps us to balance approaches to improving teaching, targeted academic support, and wider strategies such as social and emotional barriers to learning.
  • We focus on a small number of priorities each year in areas that are likely to make the biggest difference, with a focus on effective implementation.
  • The approaches we choose are selected on the basis of strong external evidence and reflect the ‘menu of approaches’ as identified by the Department for Education their ‘Using pupil premium: guidance for school leaders’ guidance.
  • We consider a broad array of external evidence to inform our decision making, and this helps to enhance the expert knowledge we have of the pupils in our care.
  • Our pupil premium strategy is embedded within a broader strategic implementation cycle, this includes, but is not limited to, the schools improvement plan, schools sports spending plan and curriculum target setting, our strategy is based around high quality teaching. 

This strategy includes the following information:

  • a school overview
  • our funding allocation and overview
  • our statement of intent
  • the challenges our disadvantaged pupils face
  • our intended outcomes – what we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved
  • activity this year – this details how we intend to spend our pupil premium (and recovery premium) funding this academic year to address the challenges
  • a review of the previous academic year
  • further information.


Pupil Premium 2023-2024

Pupil Premium Spending Plan 2023 2024  (opens in new window)

Pupil Premium 2022-2023

Pupil Premium spending Plan 22 23 (opens in new window)

Pupil Premium Spending and Impact 22 23 (opens in new window)

Pupil Premium 2021-2022

Pupil Premium Spending Plan 21 – 22 (opens in new window)

Pupil Premium Spending plan 21 – 22 and Impact (opens in new window)

Pupil Premium 2020-2021

Pupil Premium Spending Plan 20 – 21 (opens in new window)

Pupil Premium Spending Plan and Impact 20 – 21 (opens in new window)

Pupil Premium 2019-2020

Pupil Premium Spending Review 19 – 20 (opens in new window)

Pupil premium spending plan 19 – 20 (opens in new window) 

Pupil Premium 2018 -2019

To see a detailed version of our Pupil Premium spending plan for 2018-2019 please Click Here (opens in new window)