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.  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 Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils in three identified groups:

  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).

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 documents below outline the budgeted spend using pupil premium funding for the years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 at Stamford Welland Academy.  There is also 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.


Funding, Strategy, Planned Expenditure and Impact Reviews

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.


The Pupil Premium Budget for 2017-18 is £132,500

The Year 7 Catch Up Funding Budget for 2017-18 is £14,375

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-18

Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure 2017-2018

Y7 Catch-up Strategy Statement 2017-2018

Y7 Catch-up Planned Expenditure 2017-2018


The Pupil Premium Budget for 2016-17 is £121,550

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

Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure 2016-17

Year 7 Catch Up Planned Expenditure 2016-17

Pupil Premium Impact Assessment 2016-17

Year 7 Catch Up Impact Assessment 2016-17


The Pupil Premium Budget for 2015-16 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


Learning, Progress and Welfare Monitoring for all disadvantaged groups

 Progress: Adele Wallis, Assistant Principal

Behaviour: Sher Alam, Vice Principal

Welfare: Mark Wilson, Senior Leader (SENDCO)

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 


Progress 8 2014- 15 2015-16 2016-17
 Non disadvantaged 0.2 0.34 -0.44
Disadvantaged 0.4 -0.01 -0.49
Difference +0.2 -0.35 -0.05


Attainment 8 2014- 15 2015-16 2016-17
Non disadvantaged 42.8 49.1 33.8
Disadvantaged 45.5 47.9 35.8
Difference +2.7 -1.2 +2.0



Destination data for Y11 pupils in 2017 entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant

2017 Whole cohort Pupil Premium
Full time education or training-other institution 77 32
Trainee or apprenticeship 12 4
Undecided 0 0
Not yet obtained 2 2


If you would like further information on the Pupil Premium or Year 7 Catch-Up Funding please contact Adele Wallis on AWallis@stamfordwellandacademy.org or call 01780 761000