The pupil premium grant (PPG) is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been:
- Eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’)
- Service children including those who were eligible for the Service child premium at any point in the last 6 years.
- Pupils in care, who have been looked after by the local authority (LAC) for one day or more; were adopted from care; left care under a special guardianship order, or received a residence order.
In the financial year 2017-18 Oak Lodge School is expected to receive £58,115 PPG funding overall. The DfE has given schools the freedom to spend the money it receives to support pupils who may be disadvantaged. The aim at Oak Lodge School is that the pupil premium is used to address any underlying inequalities which exist and enable these pupils to achieve the highest levels of attainment by overcoming any barriers to learning.
The list of expenditures detailed below reflects the broad range of provision and support made available as a result of this income.