Waingroves, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 9TD

01773 744106

Waingroves Primary School

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Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium grant?

The Pupil Premium grant was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after recently and children of Service personnel.

The Pupil Premium grant is additional funding, paid directly to school which helps to improve the quality of your child's education. Our school may be entitled to funding for children whose parents have received any of the following:
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit Only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
  • National Asylum Seekers Support
  • Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
  • Universal Credit (income dependant)
If you are unsure whether your child would be eligible for Pupil Premium funding, please visit: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or speak to Mrs Walters in the school office. 

Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their more affluent peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Other groups that may also be able to access Pupil Premium are children who have been ‘looked  after’ (LAC), Adopted and children of Service Personnel. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.

Below is the school's annual report on how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent and how this has impacted the children.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022-2025

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2022

Catch Up Premium Plan &  Review 2020-2021

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-2020

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018-2019