Pupil Premium

In the academic year 2017/18 we predict that we will receive £87,996 for our pupil premium grant. The website will be updated shortly to include our review of pupil premium spending and progress, as well as our plan for the forthcoming year. This will involve our close partnership with Achievement for All as we strive to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between those in receipt of pupil premium funding and their peers.

What is the pupil premium?
The Pupil Premium is the additional funding that a school receives in order to target children from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure that their attainment matches those of their peers. It aims to provide these children with the same opportunities as those from less deprived families. In the 2016 – 2017 financial year schools receive £1320 for every child who has been registered for free school meals in the last six years and £1900 for any child in care.

How the Pupil Premium money is spent is monitored closely to guarantee that it is spent in the most effective areas.

Please see the expenditure links below to see how we have spent our pupil premium allocation in the last couple of years to support pupils are Oak Farm Junior School. The 2016 - 2017 expenditure plan can be found below. This is a working document and may be changed to reflect our new partnership with Achievement for All.

  • All staff at Oak Farm 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 socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.

The range of provision the school may consider includes:
  • Acquiring effective teaching resources aimed at raising standards across the core subjects.
  • 1:1 support.
  • Providing small group work with an additional teacher, or learning support assistant in order to meet the needs of children who need more time to consolidate their learning effectively.
  • Having smaller class sizes for English and Maths to ensure all children’s needs are being met.
  • Opportunities to join extra-curricular activities, such as music lessons.
  • Support with payments for residential trips.

PP expenditure for 16/17
PP expenditure for 15/16
PP expenditure for 14/15

Percentage of Pupil Premium pupils attaining a Level 4+ and 5+ over time at Oak Farm Junior School

Free School Meals - Do you qualify?

You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Free school meals letter
Application form