Pupil Premium Grant

Introduced in 2011, the Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged and services children. This is based on research showing: that children from low-income families perform less well at school than their peers.  

The Pupil Premium, is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities; allowing them to reach their potential . There is also a part for supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.

What is the official reason why students are classified as Pupil Premium/Disadvantaged?

Currently in receipt of Free School Meals/FSM; means families receive benefits such as: Income support, Income- based jobseekers’ allowance, have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less, etc.).

EVER6 (Children in receipt of FSM anytime in the last 6 years)

What funding do we get? Receive £935 2019/£955 2020 per academic year

LAC (Children who have been looked after under an English local authority care for more than one day)

Adopted, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order, (children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order).

What funding do we get? £2300 2019/£2345 2020 per academic year

Services children- called Service Pupil Premium- SPP, (families connected to the services, extra funding for children and young people with parents in the armed forces)

What funding do we get? £300 2019/£310 2020 per academic year

 “At Wycombe High School, our mission for our Pupil Premium cohort, is to provide opportunities which propel our students out of their comfort zone, whilst supporting them at every stage and guiding them towards diverse futures.”

We aim to break barriers, ensure opportunities are taken and the right challenge is in place for our students to achieve the best of who they are and can become.

Our vision

Is a school where gaps are closed, and all students have the  same levelling ground, into higher education and their chosen careers.

With our motto: “Ability can be disadvantaged”

Our vehicle of support is driven in these 6 key steps

Team – Placing a strong team of experienced leaders, teachers, pastoral and support staff around them; to guide and direct their path; enabling them to go beyond….

Barriers – Taking away every barrier by dismantling bureaucratic processes for students and providing clear and easy access, to support and resources for them and their families.

Equip – Enhance the academic and social provisions available for all; given each student, the right tools, and skills to succeed in whatever they choose to do.

Beyond – Through guidance, show them the many opportunities out there: supporting them in taking steps, to reach their full potential; with the sky being the limit.

Develop – Teaching knowledge, in and out of the classroom; and rewarding skills that are applied through our learning characteristics. Knowledgeable, Creative Thinker, Resilient, Brave, Open-Minded and Reflective.

Enjoy – To widen their scope of experience, by providing support and encouraging each student to participate, in our wide range of extracurricular provisions. With enjoyment and developing talents being at the core.

Our Promise

Is to ensure, the additional funding is used to enhance the future of all our Pupil Premium students; by making each student, achieves more than the expected progress and reaching their full potential in their academics and social skills. 

We do this, by following our 6-Key steps with rigorously monitoring systems in place to tackle underachievement and raise aspirations and outcomes for all.

Further Support

Lead Practitioner- Fair Access, Mr Jack Rushton

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