Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

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 would be extended to pupils who have been eligible 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.

Find out more about the Pupil Premium at OA Watermead

Covid Catch-up Premium Funding Plan

Pupil Premium strategy 2021-22

Pupil Premium strategy 2023-2026Objectives of Pupil Premium spend:

Accelerate progress from low starting points in order to ensure differences in attainment are diminishing and getting closer to the national expectations. This will be achieved by:

  • Supporting children to develop their communication skills in English
  • Promoting children’s self- esteem, self-confidence and wellbeing
  • Improving behaviour for learning and ensuring they are safe
  • Providing support for children to access the curriculum
  • Improving attendance
  • Developing relationships with parents and families

At Oasis Academy Watermead we aim to ensure that all children have equal opportunity to develop emotional resilience, communication and social skills that will enable them to thrive and be successful in their lives. Our aim is to give each child the best possible support to make good progress from their individual starting points.