Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Oakdale Junior School

Oakdale Junior School is committed to supporting the learning of all children and because of this commitment we as a school strive to set high expectations and progress for each child. Whilst we believe in equality of access for all, we acknowledge that some children experience greater challenges when accessing learning and have more limited experiences outside of school.

 What is the Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil Premium Strategy for 2016 to 2017

For full details of our Pupil Premium strategy and budget for this year please see the document attached:  ppg-strategy-ojs-2016-17

Funding for 2015 to 2016

The PPG per pupil for 2015 to 2016 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupils Pupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £1,320
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £935
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority £1,900
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order £1,900
Service childrenPupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 5 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence £300

Full details of the conditions of the PPG can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-allocations/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-conditions-of-grant

Research has shown that children who have been on/ are on Free School Meals (FSM) do not attain as highly as other children in school. The government provides this grant so that we can commission/allocate additional support to ensure that they do. The support can be in a short burst or over a longer term such as a term, two terms, a year or more. It may take the form of smaller class sizes, 1-1 or small group teaching and may be an evidence based intervention. It can be additional resources, enrichment or access to opportunities that enhance learning and or aspiration.

It is really important that all parents/carers of children eligible to do so register for free school meals even if you don’t choose to have them as the grant enables us to provide extra resources for your children.

The Pupil Premium funding has allowed us to continue and extend what we already do – to monitor children’s progress and to give additional support when required. Children are certainly not singled out or stigmatised for getting some extra attention and we would never label a child in front of other children for receiving free school meals.

This funding will focus on the provision and implementation of individual and small group support in reading, writing and maths and the extension of first hand experiences in order to support, enhance and develop learning across the curriculum.

Pupil Premium Grant Planned Expenditure and Expected Impact Academic Year 2015-16: Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure OJS 2015-16

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure and Impact Academic Year 2015-16: impact-of-pupil-premium-expenditure-ojs-2015-16

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure and Expected Impact Academic Year 2014-15: Impact of Pupil Premium Expenditure OJS2014-15

Evaluation of Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure and Impact Financial Year April 2013 to March 2014: Pupil Premium Impact OJS 02013-14

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure and Expected Impact Financial Year April 2014 to March 2015: Pupil Premium Expenditure OJS 202014-15