Pupil Premium Statement
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England.
It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better and close the gap between them and their peers.
Schools that are academies receive their PPG directly from the Education Funding Agency (EFA). Schools may spend their Pupil Premium allocation in the following ways:
- for the purposes of the school i.e., for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school
- for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies
- on community facilities e.g., services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated
The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year beginning 1 April; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.
Schools are held accountable by the government for how it is used and, from September 2012, are required to publish online how these additional funds are used. This ensures that parents and others are made aware of the attainment by pupils eligible for the PPG and the additional support they receive.
At Oxted, we allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any student or group of students who require additional intervention or who are identified as a priority by the school’s tracking processes.
Please note the LAC premium is managed differently and must be used for the benefit of the looked-after child’s educational needs as described in their personal education plan.
Details of the Recovery Premium funding can be found here.
Summary of the main barriers faced by eligible students
The barriers and challenges disadvantaged students may face at school can be complex and varied; there is no single difficulty faced by all.
We have identified the following to be barriers for our disadvantaged students:
- Progress and attainment – disadvantaged students are not achieving as well as non-disadvantaged students
- Attendance of disadvantaged students is lower than that of non-disadvantaged students
- Equality of opportunity – disadvantaged students may not take up opportunities such as period 6, holiday sessions and enrichment opportunities
Further detail can be found on this document which gives the impact of the expenditure in the previous academic year, along with the strategy for the current academic year.
Please click here for our Pupil Premium Strategy