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Pupil Premium

Free School Meal Vouchers

Free School Meal E-vouchers

During the coronavirus outbreak we are trying to protect all of our children, families and staff. To do this, we need to reduce the amount of contact between everyone. Therefore, we are moving from food being given out at Oasis Academy Immingham, to now sending vouchers to be used at supermarkets directly to your email (E-vouchers).

How it will work

  • Make sure the Academy has your email address. Contact office@oasisimmingham.org with:
    • Your name
    • The name of your child
    • The email account you want the e-voucher to be sent to.
  • Weekly (until we update you differently) you will receive an email from Sodexo. Please remember to check your Junk Email.
  • Make a note of the ‘Cheque number’ and the ‘validation code.’
  • Click on the link “You can redeem your e-cheque gift here”
  • Enter your cheque number and validation code.
  • Select which supermarket you wish to use the e-voucher at (the E-voucher is only accepted at Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and M&S).
  • Select the ECode amount (this is £15) although may be higher for siblings.
  • Tick to confirm you have checked the Terms and Conditions and click ‘Checkout.’
  • You will the receive 2 emails from Vouchershopexchange.
    • The first one will be an acknowledgement of your request for a voucher. It will give you a reference number and detail the date the voucher was put through for exchange.
    • The second email will send you a link to redeem the voucher for use. You will need to click this link to receive the supermarket voucher itself.
  • You will then open your E-voucher (it has a barcode.)
  • Present this barcode at the checkout at your chosen supermarket. You can either show this on your mobile phone, or you can print the barcode.

I do not have an email account

If you have internet access, the easiest and safest thing to do would be to set up an email account. You can do this for free by searching for ‘Gmail’ or ‘Outlook’ or another free service. If this is not possible, we are able to send the voucher to another contact if you make the Academy aware. 

What can I buy with the E-voucher?

The E-voucher is to buy food each week in replacement of the lunch your child would normally receive at school. All supermarkets have exclusions from what you can buy with the E-voucher, including alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets and fuel - funds must be spent on essential supplies for children free school meal purposes.

Will I receive an E-voucher during the Easter holidays?

Yes. Whilst this is not normally part of the free school offer, we recognise that this is a difficult time for many families and therefore we want to support wherever we can. You will receive E-vouchers during the Easter break.

Note on sharing your information

Please note we will be providing the email address that you provide us, or have previously provided us with, to our food supplier Sodexo so that they can fulfil a key function of the Academy – to provide food. This information will only be used to send you an E-voucher.

If you have any concerns about this, then please contact us on office@oasisimmingham.org

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 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.

Our Pupil Premium strategy document

Pupil Premium Numbers:

Number of students and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19 2019/20
(as of 21.11.2019)

Number on roll

718 666 582 579 629 628

Number of students eligible for PP

213 183 227 229 235 238

Amount of PPG per student

935 1078 932 924 854 837

Total amount of PPG received

£199,155 £197,285 £211,610 £211,610 £200,690 £199,155