Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium:

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. With this funding, we aim to raise aspirations and ensure that our disadvantaged students have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Schools can use the funding as they see fit and we are responsible for the use of the additional funding to support students from low income families and other target groups.

Pupil Premium grant 2020/21:

Our allocation for the 2020/2021 financial year was £253,725. This year 2021/22 our allocation is approximately £223,470 with £33,930 for Covid-19 Recovery.

This academic year, 33% of our cohort are eligible for the pupil premium grant.

This year, the premium will be worth £935 per student. This premium is allocated for each student who is in receipt of free school meals (FSM), students in care, looked after students and any students who have been in receipt of FSM in the past six years (known as Ever6).

Parents: If your child has been adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005, a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991 please let us know. The information will be treated in strictest confidence but will enable us to provide more for your child.

We currently have 16 Looked after Children and 8 additional students who have been previously looked after (PLAC). This is more than any other school in Leicester City or Leicestershire. 'Children looked after are well cared for at this school. They receive effective support and consequently attend regularly and make progress.' (Ofsted '19)

Pupil Premium at South Wigston High School:

Our vision is for all staff to share a collaborative responsibility for closing the gap between the achievements and results of our disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students at South Wigston High School – and the national achievement standards of all students.