Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding is to be utilised by schools to:

  • Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap with their peers
  • Support children and young people with parents in regular armed forces


At Wimborne First School and Nursery, we aim to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils. We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to Schools on the following basis:

  • £1,320 per pupil recorded as Eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM)
  • £1,900 per looked-after child (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority
  • £1,900 per pupil who has ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
  • £300 per pupil recorded as Ever 5 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

Please click on the link below even if you are still not sure to see if your child is entitled to the funding.

How do I apply?

If you think you may be eligible, please use the following link:


It is easy to apply and you are told immediately if you are eligible. If you have any questions or queries, please contact the school office and we will be happy to assist you.


It is the responsibility of the Head Teacher or a delegated member of staff (Pupil Premium Lead) to produce regular reports for the school Governors. The reports should focus on measuring the effectiveness of the Pupil Premium approach and spending against its impact on disadvantaged children compared with non-disadvantaged nationally.

The school is committed to meeting the needs of all pupils, whether or not they are eligible for the Pupil Premium.

Wimborne First School Pupil Premium Strategy 2020 – 2021

Wimborne First School Pupil Premium Strategy 2021 - 2022

Wimborne First School & Nursery Pupil Premium Strategy 2022 - 2023

Pupil Premium Award – Winner (Primary)

We are extremely pleased to share some fantastic news. Wimborne First School won the Primary Category in the Dorset Pupil Premium Awards 2019. These awards recognise good practice in schools and settings who are dedicated to improving the life chances of disadvantaged pupils.

Universal Catch-up Plan

Earlier this year, the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after the Covid school closure. This is especially important for children from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year, to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. School allocations are calculated on a per-pupil basis.

Schools have been asked to use this funding to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year.

Catch-up funding 2020-2021