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The Pupil Premium is a government initiative which is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil Premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and Pupil Referral Units. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:

  • registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
  • in Local Authority Care.

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.

At Oakfield Primary School

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the 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 disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. 

Oakfield Primary  make provision for children by:

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained Teaching Assistants or external agencies.
  • Specific Intervention Programmes e.g. supporting children to overcome barriers caused by Dyslexia.
  • Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards.
  • All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. 
  • Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target able children that are disadvantaged to achieve above the expected National Standard.

Oakfield Primary School will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.  Data informing parents of spend and the impact of the pupil premium in school will be provided including; where the allocation in any given financial year was targeted to and the impact of this allocation.

 The amount of money per child eiigble for Pupil Premium is expected to increase each year for this current Parliament. In the current Financial year the amount for each child is £1,320.

Those eligible for FSM as well as identified vulnerable groups will be the target children we at Oakfield will work with to ‘diminish the differences’ in attainment.

Pupil Premium Policy

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