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 elgible 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.

The Staff and Academy Council of Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey  are committed to ensuring Pupil Premium provision secures teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils - so that they make maximum progress and reach their potential. Our Academy welcomes and shares the government’s aim of tackling all forms of disadvantage and works tirelessly to ensure inclusion and equal access for all learners.

The achievement of disadvantaged students, those who are disabled or have special educational needs is improving rapidly  

Ofsted, March 2015

Pupil Premium is spent within the context of the overall funding agreement between the DfE and Oasis Community Learning.

Our Pupil Premium strategy document

View last year's Pupil Premium strategy document