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.

Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently eligible for free school meals or who have been eligible any at time in the past six years, and children who are looked after or who have been formerly looked after.

The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-13 would be extended to pupils who have been eligible 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 at Oasis Academy Coulsdon 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 school 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.

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


"Leaders work hard to address any barriers faced by pupils who are vulnerable or disadvantaged in any way."

Ofsted, March 2024


Pupil Premium Plan 2023-2024