Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Pupil Premium

Background - What is Pupil Premium?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main Academy funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals {FSM} and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-13 would be extended to pupils who have been elgible for free school meals {FSM} at any point in the last 6 years.  As a group nationally, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment  than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Pupil Premium is spent within the context of the overall funding agreement between the DfE and Oasis Community Learning.

Aims

Our aim is to ensure that every child is given the best possible chance of achieving their potential in line with national age related expectations and progress expectations. Pupil Premium is carefully managed to enable us to offer personalised support for children in a range of ways. We aim to raise attainment through providing excellent teaching, timely and effective interventions and quality experiences in a supportive, nurturing and happy environment. Working closely with our families is also key to our strategy.

Our Pupil Premium strategy document 

Pupil Premium Review of Last Year