Pupil and Catch up Premium


Pupil Premium

Oakdale Junior is a highly inclusive school.  All members of staff and governors are committed to meeting the pastoral, social and academic needs of all pupils in our school, to ensure every child achieves their full potential.  


The Pupil Premium is a grant given to schools to enable them to fully meet the needs of children who are considered 'socially disadvantaged'.  These are pupils  who are:

  • Currently eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible at any point within the last six years

  • Identified as a Looked After Child

Pupils  falling within the above categories represent 18% of the total pupils on roll. These pupils tend to be at greater risk of underachieving and the Pupil Premium grant is given to schools for schools to ensure these children achieve as well as their peers.  Oakdale Junior School is committed to narrowing the gap between vulnerable pupils and their peers, and pupil premium funding forms a vital part of that process. 


The amount of Pupil Premium grant allocated to Oakdale Junior School for the academic year 2019-20 is £139,160.  


The Pupil premium strategy 2019-20 document below give details of how we intend to spend this money.  It also includes a review of the previous year's spending.


Covid Catch Up Premium

Oakdale Junior School will receive £39,440 in 2020-21 to help support pupils who have had their learning affected by the COVID pandemic.  Details of how this money will be spent and the impact it has can be found below.