Pupil Premium is paid in addition to main school funding and is used to ensure that no child is disadvantaged through financial hardship or personal circumstances. At The Wells Free School, Pupil Premium will be used to develop and resource opportunities for individual children in order to remove any potential barriers to learning and to ensure equality of opportunity. This may be through the use of specialist staff, employment of additional support staff, provision of extra curricular activities or specialist services according to the specific needs of our pupils.
The amount of Pupil Premium the school receives is dependent upon:
- Pupils who are or have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years;
- Children who have been continuously looked after for more than six months;
- Children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.