Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Wootton Upper School receives Pupil Premium funding from the government in respect of disadvantaged pupils (pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) in the last 6 years or looked after continuously by the local authority for more than six months). The funding is targeted to ensure that every pupil has the best possible chance of achieving their full potential at school whilst experiencing exciting enrichment opportunities beyond the curriculum.

Pupil Premium Funding

We are proud that in 2016 and 2017 disadvantaged students at Wootton Upper School achieved GCSE results which were better than those nationally. Attainment for disadvantaged students in core subjects is improving and the Progress 8 measure compares favourably to national performance of similar students.

The School's Pupil Premium strategy statement 2017/18 can be downloaded here

In the academic year 2017/18, the Pupil Premium allocation is £144,925. However, the school also plans to utilise an underspend from previous years. This raises the budget to just approximately £250,000.

A breakdown of spending for last year is provided in the Pupil Premium Strategy statement for the current academic year.​

As of the 1st September 2017, Wootton Upper School has a cohort of 155 pupil premium students and 9 students who are Looked After or Adopted from Care. The breakdown by year group is illustrated below:

Our Priorities

  • Students eligible for FSMs and other vulnerable students who are underachieving (not making expected progress)

  • KS3 students where improved literacy levels would enhance their progress

  • Use of pupil premium to fund the following activities

       a) Assessment of need
       b) Interventions
       c) Enrichment

Assessment of Need

The School assesses pupil needs in the following ways:

  • The School has adopted a system to identify literacy levels for these students

  • The School analyses historic data to identify areas where improved progress can be targeted


  • Creation of additional teaching time for classes in English and Mathematics through specialist teachers and learning mentors

  • Raise awareness and profile of pupil premium students with staff and governors by including pupil premium students as a key focus group in all data analysis meetings and further professional training

  • Work with persistent absentees to reduce the amount of lessons missed and increase academic performance

  • Expand the CEIAG provision


The School has developed a complete enrichment programme for all student's personal and social development. In addition to this, funding is targeted as follows for pupil premium students:

  • Subsidising students trips and visits to maximise opportunity

  • Subsidising personal interests and hobbies to enable students to reach potential in areas not offered within the school

  • Introduction of the enrichment programme as a core element of the curriculum

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Wootton Upper School
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