In 2011, the UK Government introduced a new stream of funding to support students who were identified as being disadvantaged. This money was to be given to schools and used in ways to support reducing the attainment gap of disadvantaged students.
There are three groups of students who are eligible for the Pupil Premium
Free School Meals – a student has been entitled to Free-School Meals in the past 6 year
Local Authority Care – a student who has been in care
Service Children – a student who has at least one parent who is serving in the Armed Forces.
The Oxford Academy and Pupil Premium:
Our school has a large proportion of students who are entitled to Pupil Premium funding, in fact well above the national average. This statistical dynamic, along with the community we serve are key elements in our approach. We believe that it is important that we raise the attainment of all and that through high expectations all students will achieve more.
We at the Oxford Academy have always believed that quality teaching for all is the most effective way to support all our students, including those identified as eligible for the Pupil Premium. This includes a range of strategies including bespoke staffing models, a relentless focus on improving outcomes and staff professional development. We believe this will enable all students to reach their academic and emotional potential through a supportive and structured school environment. This has been confirmed in a range of academic studies and research published by the Educational Endowment Fund.
The second strand of our approach is a relentless focus on the progress our students are making; at each checkpoint we identify students at risk of under-achieving and put in place support to help them achieve their full potential. The key approach here can be to speak with the student, their teachers, and parents to identify their individual barriers to learning. Interventions can be either in-class or in small groups where students are given access to a range of support to help them succeed.
The third strand of our approach is to build students resilience and aspirations through a programme of activities and events that seek to expose students to new experiences, and opportunities to learn outside of the ‘normal’ curriculum – for example, we have taken part in the Speakers4Schools programme and also watched a live-streaming of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Macbeth. These events are part of our Broader Horizons programme.
Please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-conditions-of-grant-2016-to-2017/pupil-premium-2016-to-2017-conditions-of-grant#eligibility for full details about pupil premium funding in 2017-18 and who is eligible for pupil premium funding.
Further information about our current Pupil Premium Strategy can be found by following the link below.
Ever 6 FSM
The pupil premium for 2017to 2018 will include pupils recorded in the January 2017 school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) since May 2010, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2017.
Children adopted from care or who have left care
The pupil premium for 2017 to 2018 will include pupils recorded in the January 2017 school census and alternative provision census who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant.
Ever 6 service child
For the purposes of these grant conditions, ever 6 service child means a pupil recorded in the January 2016 school census who was eligible for the service child premium since the January 2011 census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2017 school census.
The grant will be allocated as set out in sections 4, 5 and 6 below. Where national curriculum year groups do not apply to a pupil, the pupil will attract PPG if aged 4 to 15 as recorded in the January 2017 school census.
For details of Pupil Premium 2020-2021 please click here