Pupil Premium Funding

Olive Academies holds the fundamental belief that young people with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs can, and should, succeed in line with their peers. Within that core purpose, we maintain a fixed focus on disadvantaged young people in our academy. Improving the teaching and learning for all across the academy is a primary focus for disadvantaged pupils as evidence suggests that this is singularly most beneficial to the outcomes of disadvantaged young people.

The Government provides pupil premium funding which is additional to main school funding. Its purpose is to support children with parents in the regular armed forces and to help address national inequalities between the achievements of children eligible for free school meals or children in care when compared with their peers.

Schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

£935 for secondary aged pupils

£2300 for each looked after pupil who:
– has been looked after for one day or more
– was adopted from care, or left care under a special guardianship order or a residence order.

We are held accountable for the use of the Pupil Premium through:

  • performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium
  • the report for parents that schools have to publish online

We are currently reviewing our 2018/19 strategy which is published here. Our 2019/20 action plan will be published as soon as possible.

Also for reference, please read our 2017/18 pupil premium review.

Olive AP Academy – Thurrock does not currently receive any Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding.