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Oakridge School & Nursery

Working together to succeed

'Working together to succeed'

Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of Pupil Premium.


How can I benefit from the Pupil Premium Grant?


The Pupil Premium Grant is ‘ring fenced’ by the school and children and families directly benefit from this money. We have high aspirations for all our children and believe every child should be given the same opportunities as their peers, not just academically, but in all aspects of school life. There should not be a limit on any child’s potential.  We want to truly embed into our practice the equality of opportunity for all pupils.  As a school, we offer many benefits to help raise attainment and ensure all children are treated equally to their peers.  We believe that it is not about where you come from, but your passion for knowledge and we are determined to ensure that all our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.


For 2020-2021 the Pupil Premium Grant is £1320 per child and £300 for children in Nursery.


Our school has the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium in a way we think will best benefit the individual child. The funding is allocated to a range of initiatives aimed at supporting more disadvantaged pupils, to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children and to ensure that they reach their full potential.  In addition to Free School Meals (FSM) the school may also receive pupil premium for any ‘Looked after children’ (Children in Care) or Armed forces children. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.


How do I know if my child is eligible for Pupil Premium?


The method used by the government for deciding which children are eligible for Pupil Premium will be those pupils on the January School Census who have been eligible for Free School Meal (FSM) in the last six years.  This is for children in Reception through to Year 6.  However, the government now offers funding for children in Nursery.  This is not EVER6 funding and will need to be re-applied for when your child enters Reception.


In addition:


Children who have been looked after, in care, continuously for more than one day will also attract Pupil Premium


A Service Child Premium is also given to schools for children whose parents are in the armed forces. A £300 grant is allocated to help raise attainment.


All these children must be in full time education (FTE).


We assure parents and children that all matters regarding the use of this special funding are treated with discretion and in confidence.


It is important that all parents whose children are entitled to ‘Universal Early Years Free School Meals’  still register for the Pupil Premium Grant, (even if their children does not take up the option of a free meal) as the school will be entitled to the funding which can support your child in other ways.


Do you qualify?


You can register your child for Pupil Premium benefit if you get any of these benefits:


  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (i.e they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get pupil premium benefit.


If you think you may qualify for this extra support please contact our Assistant Head for Inclusion, Mrs Bennett


  • Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.