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 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.

Pupil Premium Plan

Pupil Premium Numbers:

Number of students and pupil premium grant (PPG) received





2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23

Number on roll

718 666 582 579 629 628 628 626 627

Number of students eligible for PP

213 183 227 229 235 238 251 250 237

Amount of PPG per student

£935 £1078 £932 £924 £854 £837 £824 £857 £894

Total amount of PPG received

£199,155 £197,285 £211,610 £211,610 £200,690 £199,155 £206,758 £214,398 £211775