The pupil premium is an additional source of funding provided to schools to support the raising of achievement for disadvantaged children from low-income families and looked after children, and to close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Pupil Premium funding is provided direct from the government in addition to main school funding. The funding is available to students who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM6) at any point over the last six years or students who have been looked after continuously for more than six months in a care environment (LAC) for more detailed information, please
The funding is allocated to schools’ bases on the number of students who for fill the qualifying criteria. Last year this funding helped over 647 students at Oldbury Academy, that’s 647 more students who were helped to reach their potential at school.
In the financial year 2017-18 the pupil premium is set at £935. Oldbury Academy has received £565,132 in total to support students who are eligible for the pupil premium grant.
The Pupil Premium Strategy 2017/18 document shows how Oldbury Academy is spending the PP grant to impact on the progress of disadvantaged students. It is down to the schools to decide how the funding is best spent and allow for extra provisions to be created to help individual students if needed. Check out the document to your right, for a full break down of how we spent our funding last year.