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 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.

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

Our Pupil Premium strategy document


Summer School 2021

We welcomed over 130 Year 6 students to our 2021 Summer school from Monday 26th - Friday 30th July 2021. Due to significant funding from the Department for Education we were able to deliver a programme with a low pupil: teacher ratio and one which included over 22 members of staff. 

Activities throughout the week included:

PE - Football, Cricket, Sports Day and Dodgeball. The students really enjoyed taking part on the new Astro and they were super competitive!

Cooking Master Class - The students enjoyed cooking and taking home some delicious meals that included, pizza bread and cupcakes!

Drama Production - The students had the opportunity to perform “Perils of Pauline” and played lots of different characters.

Team Building - A range of activities were on offer. This included making towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows, recreating a Lego model from memory. Students learnt to communicate, work together as well as familiarise themselves with the school.

Bug House Making - Our bugs sure did have a nice home after our students brainstormed to come up with the perfect houses.

Arts and Crafts - A fantastic two hour session consisting of making lanterns, either with glass or paper, plus creating wall fabrics. In the afternoon they created a giant sand mandala. All focused around our 9 Habits. 

Our new Year 7's had a fantastic time. The students commented:

"I felt Summer school was great because I got to know everyone and also I got to know my teachers."  - Amaya

"I thought Summer school was amazing because I got to know all my teachers and I enjoyed the activities." - Elisha

"I enjoyed Summer school because it was fun and we had loads of sport! The food was delicious." - Mason

"I loved Summer school, it was fabulous. I got to learn lots of new things and the teachers were lovely." - Callum

"I got to meet new people and most of my tutor group, I made lots of friends." - Kaiden