Pupil Premium


At The John Warner School, we ignite a lifelong passion for learning, to discover and develop potential, allowing all to flourish in an ever-changing world.

We aspire for all students to aim high in all that they do and to be successful in school and in life. That is especially important for our students in receipt of pupil premium where our aspirations for them remain as high. We want all students to be able to participate in all aspects of school life including extracurricular activities.  Pupil premium is funding given to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. 

Students are in receipt of pupil premium if they:

  • Are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years (including eligible children of families with no recourse to public funds)
  • Pupils who have been adopted form care or have left care
  • Children who are looked after by the local authority.

The school receives funding to support these pupils in achieving their full potential and ensuring that there are no gaps in the opportunities and outcomes for students who are disadvantaged.

The funding for Children who are Looked After is discussed in the child’s PEP meetings.  

For children who are Previously Looked After, a bespoke programme of support is put in place any additional academic or social and emotional needs identified.

Our pupil premium strategy document outlines how the funding for those students in receipt of pupil premium is spent across the school. In summary:

 Quality teaching

  • We are constantly striving to ensure that we retain and recruit the best teaching staff and that those staff are highly trained in their specialist areas. High Quality teaching is essential in ensuring disadvantaged students make the best progress.

Targeted academic support

  • Following data analysis of disadvantaged students, some are prioritised for additional interventions particularly in the core subjects.

Wider strategies

  • Disadvantaged students are prioritised for social and emotional support through interventions such as our Nurture programme, our teaching and learning support HUB, and any financial support (learning equipment, attending any additional academic opportunities, IT support).

To check if your son/daughter could be eligible for free school meals please follow the link below.