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 eligible 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.
At Oasis Academy Broadoak, we have identified three priorities, which are in line with Oasis Community Learning’s five year plan, in order to address any inequalities. Our priorities are:
To diminish the difference in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers within the academy and nationally.
To develop pupils’ character and wellbeing in order to create life-long learning habits through
To engage parents to create a mutually beneficial home-school partnership in order to remove external barriers to learning.