Wellington Primary School and Nursery

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Sport  Premium

PE Funding is delegated to our school from the DfE and is used to support staff professional development, purchase resources for lunchtime play to help improve our pupils’ fitness, enjoyment and engagement in sport and inter-house games to prepare pupils for competitive tournaments with other school. Please see our Sport Premium Action plan below for further information.

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given directly to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is also designed to provide additional support for children of service families and for Looked After children.


Pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium if they are registered for free school meals and the funding remains with them for six years from the first period of entitlement. (Ever 6 FSM).


Schools are able to use the money in order to plan provision for the eligible pupils in ways that the school views as being most likely to narrow any attainment gaps between them and their peers.


Financial year 2019 to 2020:

In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6


Schools will also receive £2,300 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order


Eligibility for Free School Meals:

A parent may wish to check their child's eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals (from Key Stage 2) and there is an online application for this.

 You will need to enter your name, address, national insurance number or asylum support service number.  In addition, you will need to provide your child's name, date of birth and identify the school they are attending.


 Eligibility Criteria

Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:

 Income Support

  • Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit 


Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it is being used to benefit your child, please speak to the headteacher.


If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please call into the office.  Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.