Oakwood Park Grammar School
Pupil Premium Grant September 2018- August 2019
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
The PPG per pupil for 2018-2019 was as follows:
|Disadvantaged pupils||Pupil Premium per pupil|
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence
In the 2018-2019 Financial year, OPGS received a Pupil Premium Grant allocation of £58,765 based on 58 eligible pupils (45 x Ever 6, 1 x Looked After Child, 11 x Service Children, 1 x Service/FSM child)
A central register of pupils eligible for the PPG is kept by Anne Lewell, Deputy Headteacher.
An OPGS individual support plan is in place for each pupil eligible for the PPG.
Information about pupils’ needs, support strategies and assessment of impact is gathered from:
Subject Leaders – Academic progress and support
Matthew Keeling-Jones – Senior Pastoral Leader – Pastoral support
Directors of Study – Pastoral support
Learning Support Department – emotional support; support for specific learning needs; mentoring
Jill Williams – Information, Advice and guidance
Alison McLaine, Data Manager – progress information
Finance Office – Direct Financial Assistance
Allocation of Funds:
In 2018-2019, the funding was used to support pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant in the following ways:
Impact of funding
At OPGS, each pupil eligible for the PPG has a personalised plan which gives an overview of pupils’ strengths, areas for development, any Special Educational Needs, attendance record and monitoring grades and outlines the individualised support required to enable them to achieve outcomes, at least in line with non-disadvantaged pupils.
The progress of pupils is tracked closely. Regular monitoring and information analysis by the SLG, Subject Leaders and Directors of Study enables us to assess the impact of the support on pupils’ attainment and progress and allows us to put support in place, which is tailored to their needs.
Outcomes for pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant
GCSE Performance 2019
In the Year 11 cohort 2018-2019, 11 pupils were registered for PPG funding.
|% Gained English and Maths Grade 4+||97||95||100|
|% Gained English and Maths Grade 5+||85||83||82|
Post 16 destinations for Year 11 pupils eligible for the PPG
8 pupils remained in our Sixth Form
1 is now at local schools’ Sixth Form
2 are now studying at College
Applying for Free School Meals
The process for applying for Free School Meals is completely confidential and our cashless catering system handles the payment for school meals without anyone being aware of who is getting a free meal and who is paying.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following:
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Even if you don’t wish to take up the free school meal, being included on the entitled list will allow your child access to Pupil Premium funding. Application for free school meals is via the Kent County Council website using the link below:
If you have any questions or require any support in this process, please contact
Mrs A. Lewell (Deputy Headteacher). Any contact will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.