The pupil premium is additional government funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
At Oldbury Academy, all members of staff and governors accept responsibility for disadvantaged children and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social, and academic needs within a caring environment.
The school receives additional funding in the form of pupil premium for children entitled to free school meals in the last 6 years (FSM6), children in care, and children of parents in the armed forces (Service Premium). From September 2014, pupils recently adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order have also been eligible for additional funding.
There is £986,016 funding available for pupil premium during the financial year 2023/24. The pupil premium rate for eligible pupils can be found here.
The three-year plan for pupil premium is reviewed in December of each year to measure the progress towards our intended outcomes and ensure that we are meeting needs appropriately. This review can be found in the pupil premium strategy opposite and starts on page 16.