Pupil Premium

What is it?

At Wheatlands Primary School pupils have full access to and experience of the curriculum regardless of race, class, gender, physical ability or religious belief. The school promotes a sense of self-esteem, responsibility and tolerance in pupils. It values and challenges pupils in order that they can achieve the highest levels of attainment from their starting point.

The pupil premium is therefore a key resource for ensuring the realisation of this inclusive and aspirational ethos. The nature of the issue makes it essential that personalised, rather than blanket, support is provided for pupils.

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant is the best way to address the inequalities that these children may encounter.

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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the Premium.

More information is available on the attached document.

Ofsted Reports

You can download our latest Ofsted report and Inspection Data Summary Report using the downloa...

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Term dates and holidays

School term and holiday dates are available in the downloads below.

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Safeguarding

The welfare and safety of children who attend Wheatlands school is our paramount concern. We promot...

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Science Roadshow

11th Feb 2019

On Thursday 28th February, your child will take part in a Science Show with Professor Brainstorm ah...

Teaching of Spelling

18th Jan 2019

As part of an initiative to improve spelling confidence across school, children from Years 2-6 will...

E-Safety Update

11th Jan 2019

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Food Bank Collection

19th Nov 2018

As you know here at Wheatlands we like to think of others less fortunate than ourselves, particular...