Oakfield Primary Academy

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Oakfield Primary Academy

  1. Key Information & Policies
  2. Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The 'Pupil Premium Grant' is government funding which aims to support pupils from disadvantaged or deprived backgrounds in making good progress and succeeding alongside of their peers. Pupil premium funding is determined by the following:

  • The number of children who are registered for Free School Meals (different to universal free school meals). This includes children of families who have received these benefits anytime within the last 6 years.

  • The number of children who are classed as 'Looked after Children'

  • The number of children with parents in the Armed Forces


Schools have the freedom to choose the interventions which they consider to be the most effective and cost-effective but are required to publish this information online via our Pupil Premium Strategy. 


How we spend the money

The funding that is received by the school annually is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and help overcome any barriers to learning. The funding is used to:

  • Invest in training to continually improve the quality of teaching at the school

  • Pay for support staff to cater for children’s educational and social / emotional needs

  • Fund initiatives and one to one support for individual children run by our Pastoral Lead, Teaching Assistants, Teachers and Deputy Headteachers

  • Enriching pupil's cultural capital by subsidising enrichment activities throughout the curriculum and before/after school. 

A full breakdown of how our funding is used can be seen in our Pupil Premium Strategy.


If you think your child may be eligible for the pupil premium grant please do speak to us. We really can use the funding to support your child in school. If you are in receipt of:

  • Income Support or Income-Based (not Contribution-Based) Job Seeker’s Allowance,
  • Income-Related Employment & Support Allowance (not Contribution-Based),
  • Receive Child Tax Credit and have an annual taxable income, as assessed by Inland Revenue, that does not exceed £16,190, you are entitled to apply for Free School Meals.

Families who also claim Working Tax Credit are NOT eligible to claim free school meals regardless of income.

If your child does not wish to have school dinners, please still apply for the grant as you will be entitled to help with other school payments.


More information can be found on the link below:



Measuring Impact

In order to effectively measure the impact of Pupil Premium Funding at Oakfield Primary Academy, there are a number of analyses completed. We monitor the impact of support by analysing attainment and progress of Pupil Premium pupils and comparing them to other pupil groups to see if differences in attainment and progress are minimised. In addition, we also evaluate improvements in attendance, confidence and children's learning behaviours.


Pupil Premium Strategy 2023 - 2024.pdf
Pupil Premium Strategy 2021 - 2023.pdf
Pupil Premium Strategy 2020 - 2021.pdf
Pupil Premium Strategy 2019 - 2020.pdf