Pupil Premium & Finance


Finance and legal documents can be found here.

To contact the Finance Office at the academy call 01780 761000 and ask for Finance or email Finance@stamfordwellandacademy.org.

For information about Parent Pay, please click here.

If you would like to request financial support from the school to enable students to access parallel curriculum activities, to purchase uniform and resources, please click here.

If you would like to enquire whether your child is eligible for free school meals, please contact the academy on 01780 761000 and ask for Achievement Team or email Achievement@stamfordwellandacademy.org.  You can also contact Lincolnshire County Council on 01522 782030 or visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/fsmapply.

Pupil Premium (Disadvantaged) Funding

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 peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.

The documents below outline the budgeted spend using pupil premium funding for the years 2014-15,  2015-16 and 2016-17 at Stamford Welland Academy.  This also includes a breakdown of the money received to ensure that those students who did not make expected progress in primary school are able to catch up with their peers in Year 7.


The Pupil Premium Budget for 2016/7 is £121,550.00

The Year 7 Catch Up Funding Budget for 2016/17 is £10,500

Disadvantaged Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure 2016-17

Year 7 Catch Up Planned Expenditure 2016-17

The next review will be in August 2017

The Pupil Premium Budget for 2015/6 is £116,000

The Year 7 Catch Up Funding Budget for 2015/16 is estimated to be £5,000

Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch Up Funding Budget and Impact Assessment 2015-2016

The Pupil Premium Budget for 2014/5 was £132,850

The Year 7 Catch Up Funding Budget for 2013/14 was £5,000

Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch Up Funding Budget and Impact Assessment 2014-15

Disadvantaged (Pupil Premium) Profile 

Detailed analysis of the performance of students in receipt of additional funding compared with other students can be found here.

Disadvantaged Strategy Statement from 2016-17

 SWA plans to allocate funding to raise attainment and progress for disadvantaged and service pupils and close gaps.

 The Government has allocated schools a sum of money which is called the ‘Pupil Premium’.  This is to ensure that all pupils, from Reception through to Year 11, are given the same opportunities to achieve academically and so that no pupil is disadvantaged due to economic or social circumstances. The amount of the grant for pupils in secondary education is Adopted: £1,900 (3); Service: £300 (37); FSM6: £935 (58 & 121); LAC: £1,900 (0), Service & FSM: £1,235 (5).

The three identified groups entitled to the Pupil Premium are;

  1. Students who are currently, or who have been entitled to free school meals at any point over the past 6 years (Ever6).
  2. Children in local authority care or adopted from local authority care.
  3. The Service Premium is to support students who have at least one parent working for the Armed Services or have had at some point in the past 4 years (Ever4).

The main barriers to educational achievement that the disadvantaged children in Stamford Welland Academy face

  • Low attainment in primary school means that disadvantaged students are not able to progress as quickly.  Investment is made in ensuring that every child is known, valued and supported.
  • Relative poverty in an affluent community means that some students are not challenged to achieve.  Opportunities are provided to extend the boundaries of learning to suupport achievement and progress.

Our approach to Disadvantaged Students at Stamford Welland Academy

  • Ring fence all Pupil Premium funding from the main budget.
  • Remember that the money is for designated pupils therefore we believe that pupils and their parents have an input about how this money is spent.
  • Offer and implement a range of strategies – the Pupil Premium students are a diverse group of different ages, backgrounds, abilities and needs. The essential point is to ensure that disadvantage does not hinder potential.
  • Monitor, evaluate and offer interventions.
  • We have taken guidance from Ofsted, September 2014 report “The Pupil Premium: an Update”, DFE guidance, November 2015, “What are the most effective ways to support disadvantaged pupil’s achievement?” and the Sutton Trust Education Endowment Foundation Teaching & Learning Toolkit.

The Funding

Funding is based on the data submitted on the annual January census day. Information collected from previous census will continue to feed into the funding formula. Based on January 2016 census return we had 156 pupils entitled to the grant.

Our anticipated total spend for the 2016/17 academic year: £121,550.00







Current provision for this academic year 2016/17:

  • Each child entitled to the Pupil Premium will receive a letter explaining the different ways in which Stamford Welland Academy plans to use this grant.
    • Reading books, revision guides and workbooks
  • Items of uniform and equipment and materials to support learning
  • Extra tuition outside the normal school day
  • Subsidised educational trips and visits at home and abroad
  • Musical instrument lessons
  • Academic mentoring
  • Extra support within lessons
  • Enhanced curriculum provision
  • Prioritised work experience
  • Prioritised counselling
  • Access to Educational Psychologist provision
  • Family Support liaison
  • Examination support
  • Transition for Year 6 students in preparation for the following September


Learning, Achievement and Progress Monitoring for all disadvantaged groups

 Progress: Adele Wallis, Assistant Vice Principal

Achievement: Julie Chong, Vice Principal Achievement

Behaviour and Welfare: Sher Alam (SENCO), Vice Principal

Teaching and learning support: Additional support staff in core areas

Head of House: Three Assistant Principals

Student Support Advisors: Three non-teaching pastoral staff


Examinations – Closing the Attainment Gap 

There is a significant national gap between the attainment of Year 11 students who are Disadvantaged and those who are not. Our latest set of GCSE results demonstrates the positive impact of our package of interventions.


P8 & A8 Progress 8

2014 – 15

Progress 8


Attainment 8

2015- 16


Progress 8


All Students 0.2 0.3 4.9 0.0
Disadvantaged Students 0.4 0.0 4.6 -0.3


Destination data: Y11 pupils in 2016 entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant


2016 Whole cohort Pupil Premium
Full time education or training-other institution 73 23
Trainee or apprenticeship 5 1
Undecided 2 0
Not yet obtained 1 1


If you would like further information on the Pupil Premium Grant please contact Julie Chong on JChong@cmatrust.net or call 01780 761000