Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in 2011 to assist schools in addressing the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers.

All schools have been allocated additional funding to work with learners who have been registered for FSM at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, children of service personnel and those who are adopted. The intended effect of this funding it to accelerate progress, raise attainment and support the learners in participation of activities in the wider curriculum. Schools decide how the allocated pupil premium funding should be spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for these learners. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being allocated and the impact of any additional support or provision.

For more information on Pupil Premium please visit https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/2023/04/04/what-is-pupil-premium-funding-for-schools-how-benefit-child/

To apply for Free School Meals please complete the short e-form here.

At The Wren we have used the Pupil Premium funding to implement a wide range of strategies and support learners to maximise their attainment in school and reach their potential.

Click here to read Excalibur Academies Trust Pupil Premium Statement

Click here to read our Pupil Premium Strategy 2023

16 to 19 Tuition Fund 2023 to 2024 academic year

The 16-19 tuition fund is a ring-fenced fund for the academic year 2023-2024 which is provided by the government to support specific learners in our Sixth Form who have had their learning disrupted by Covid-19. The fund can be used for English, Maths, vocational and/or academic learning. Students who have not yet achieved grade 4 in English or Maths GCSE will be prioritised for support.

Who can receive support?

  • Students aged 16-19 who have not yet gained a grade 4 or 5 in English or Maths GCSE.
  • Students with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability).
  • Students from an economically disadvantaged background who would benefit from catch up support..

What support will students receive?

The fund will be used to support the following activities in the academic year 2023-2024:

  • Small group additional support sessions (maximum of 5 students) for English and Maths GCSE retake students.
  • One to one tuition for English and Maths GCSE retake students.
  • Small group English and Maths Functional Skills sessions to support sixth form students who do not have a grade 4 in English and/or Maths.

Tuition support will be offered to individuals who meet the criteria on an individual need basis.