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Pupil Premium

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 our pupils at Oak Farm Junior School. The 2017 - 2018 expenditure plan can be found below. In the academic year 2017/18 we predict that we will receive £87,996 for our pupil premium grant.

Principles
  • 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 the needs of the individuals.

Provision
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.

Downloads
PP expenditure for 17/18
PP expenditure for 16/17

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

Downloads
Free school meals letter
Application form