At Olney Infant Academy we aim to give every child the opportunity to reach their full potential.
This encompasses academic progress and we aim to diminish the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils. This is assisted by ensuring we also look after their social and emotional needs and well-being. We seek to provide an environment in which every member of the school is able to achieve success and fulfilment.
High expectations and consistency of progress and achievement for all pupils is embedded throughout our school, irrespective of gender, race, culture or socio-economic background. We therefore aim to give all children the same opportunities and experiences. For many children this is enhanced further by ensuring Pupil Premium is used to maximum effect.
Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils who fall into one of the following categories: Looked After Pupils, pupils who are currently eligible for Free School Meals, pupils who are part of a service family and those pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals (other than Universal Infant Free School Meals) at any in the last six years (“Ever 6” children).
For each Pupil Premium child we receive £1320 a year. We would receive £2,345 for any pupil identified in the annual school census as having left local-authority care as a result of adoption, a special guardianship order or a child arrangements order, or if they have been in local authority care for one day or more. Pupils recorded as both eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local-authority care) would also be eligible for the higher amount.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.