The Pupil Premium Grant is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
The following categories of children are those who will be eligible for Pupil Premium Grant:
- Those children who are registered as eligible for Free School Meals in Reception to Y6
- Those children who are LAC (Looked After Children) or Post LAC i.e. adopted from care
- Any child who has ever been on free school meals, at any time
- Children of parents serving in the Armed Forces
Data shows that children within these categories sometimes need extra support, tuition or resources to achieve their best. The funding is allocated to diminish the difference between progress of these children and all other children in school. The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by Oak Tree Primary School to address any underlying inequalities between those children who are eligible and those who are not. This is done in a variety of ways including funding speech and language therapy across the school, funding a Pastoral Lead Teacher to work with families as well as providing additional support in classrooms (where appropriate).
Just registering your child for Free School Meals means that Oak Tree Primary School receives the additional funding even if you don't take up the free meal. Registration is completely confidential and it will not affect any other benefits you may be claiming.
The document below sets out how Oak Tree Primary school set out to use the Pupil Premium Funding and the impact that previous funding has had on progress and attainment.