Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Pupil Premium

Background - What is Pupil Premium?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main Academy funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals {FSM} and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-13 would be extended to pupils who have been elgible for free school meals {FSM} at any point in the last 6 years.  As a group nationally, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment  than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Pupil Premium is spent within the context of the overall funding agreement between the DfE and Oasis Community Learning.

At Oasis Academy Short Heath we recognise the equality of opportunity for all children and we look to support every child to reach their full potential.

Our Pupil Premium strategy document

Last year's Strategy and Review

The range of provision the academy may consider include:

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
  • 1:1 support
  • additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies
  • acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in English and mathematics.
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations.
  • Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve working at a greater depth at KS1 or KS2.
  • The school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to close the gap, for socially disadvantaged pupils.