Pupil Premium 2016-2017


Oakwood School received a total of £39270 pupil premium for the financial year 2016-2017.  We had a total of 56 students on roll; this was based on 42 students.

Speech and Language Therapy

All students on entry receive a screening assessment of their speech and language and communication needs. From then a report and a care plan is created and sent home to parents / carers.

Students complete a social language programme to support them with their language and communication difficulties and to help them understand non-verbal cues and appropriate behavioural responses to a range of situations.

Breakfast Club

All students are given access to a free breakfast club every morning before school providing a hot sandwich or cereal along with a drink.

Break Offer

During break we offer all of our students a healthy snack of a sandwich and a glass of milk or water. This is provided free to any child who would like one.


Year 10 and 11 students attend a residential for team-building/outdoor adventure activities such as cycling, rock climbing and abseiling

Academic interventions

A range of academic interventions are in place funded through the Pupil Premium, which benefit a number of students and Looked After Children (LAC).  All students have access to a number of literacy and numeracy interventions including a Literacy and numeracy HLTA, they provide individual sessions for students to support their progress across the curriculum. Six monthly assessments are carried out to assess progress in reading and spelling. There are regular 1:1 sessions in all subjects and there are homework, GCSE study clubs and catch up sessions, held weekly by our team.

All of our students have access to a wide range of KS4 accredited pathways, students are able to sit up to 8 GCSE or BTEC subjects and all students complete English and Maths Functional skills level 1 and where possible level 2.

After school clubs

Students have access to after school clubs and can participate in football club, trampoline club, DT club, ICT club and cooking club.

Feedback and parental engagement

Students are also offered termly 1:1 teacher/student meetings along with their parents. . Information is given to the student and the parent, looking at their performance relative to learning goals. Time is given to allow students to talk and discuss their progress and next steps needed to move forward and achieve predicted GCSE grades and the post y11 course they are aspiring to

Health and Well-being

We offer confidential sessions with the school nurse and she runs individual and small group sessions for LAC and/or girls in puberty and Sex and Relationship Education.


Some children on Pupil Premium have received free uniform as required.

Reward schemes

We offer a wide range of attendance, academic and behavioural reward schemes. Students earn credits every lesson and Merits for exceptional performance. These are then recorded and Vouchers can be earned. We also run termly reward trips for excellent behaviour and attendance at school.

Additional Support in Exams

All students receive appropriate access arrangements for formal examinations and when necessary they are provided with trained readers and scribes throughout their exams.

Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Maths

We have developed the online reading package Accelerated Reader. Training staff to manage this and to work with students to develop and strengthen their reading. Accelerated Reader helps students to develop their reading skills and provides additional challenge to develop vocabulary growth and literacy skills. This maths package offers personalised instruction for each student.




Start Date

Intended Outcomes


Speech Language


In place

Individual support, classroom support, targeted paired work all targeting specific communication objectives. Intensive support from members of the NHS speech and Language team.

Improved social communication skills. Improved performance in all curriculum areas.




In place

To raise pupils self-esteem , confidence and engagement

All KS4 students attend residential for some or all of the week

Breakfast Club


In place

Ensure children have a positive start to their day

All students have eaten and able to learn

Improved attendance

Improved behaviour for learning

Break Tuck


In place

Healthy option snacks and drinks

Improved behaviour children have access to healthy snack and drink

Attendance initiatives


In place

Encourage improved attendance

Significant increase in students attending 90% and above

Accelerated Reader


In place

Raise reading age and develop reading skills

Students make expected or better progress in English

Accelerated maths


Sept 2014

Identify mathematical deficits and provide diagnostic support.

Students make expected or better progress in maths

After School Clubs


In place

Homework club offers an opportunity to complete work with support

Other cubs opportunity to socialise and develop leisure interests

High attendance at clubs

Numeracy and Literacy HLTAs


In pace

Individual support for literacy and numeracy

Improved attendance in lessons

Student Voice


In place

To support initiatives suggested by school council

Reward trips

School uniform ideas

School Uniform


Ad hoc

Be part of the school ethos and culture

Students look the same nobody can identify students experiencing financial difficulties with uniform


Regular school tracking and analyses by subject leaders SLT and governors


Attainment data 
Attendance data  
Parental questionnaires