Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Introduced in 2011, publicly- funded schools in England get extra funding from the government each year to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:

  • generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
  • often do not perform as well as their peers.

The pupils premium is not based on ability. Research shows that the most academically able pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are most at risk of under-performing. Schools should focus on these pupils with low results.

 Your child's school may be entitles to pupil premium funding:

if you receive one of the following benefits and your child would be eligible for Free School Meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit Only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
  • National Asylum Seekers Support
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
  • Universal Credit (income dependent)

A pupil is looked after or previously looked after

Service Premium - Schools get an amount for every pupil with a parent who:

  • is serving in HM Forces
  • has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence

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

To check your eligibility please apply here:

Our Pupil Premium strategy document