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Covid Catch Up Premium

Purpose of COVID Catch Up Premium

In July 2020, the government announced a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. The coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium funding is available for all state-funded mainstream and special schools, and alternative provision.  The allocations for each child in an Infant school are:

  • £80 for each pupil aged 4 and over recorded in Reception to Year Group 11 in the October 2019 school census. This will be paid in instalments across the academic year.

Oldbrook First School has been allocated £8,694

As with all government funding, school leaders must be able to account for how this money is being used to achieve our central goal of schools getting back on track and teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible. Given their role in ensuring schools spend funding appropriately and in holding schools to account for educational performance, governors will scrutinise the schools approaches to catch-up from September.

Further information can be found here.

Oldbrook Covid Catch Up Plan

At Oldbrook First School, we are committed to ensuring that all pupils have the best start to their education. Following the period of school closures in 2020, we are committed to reducing the effects of school closures and providing all of our pupils with support, tailored to their needs.

Our strategic focus for how we spend the Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant funding aims to support each pupil whilst also being aware of what is needed to diminish gaps. We focus on providing experiences or initiatives that are research-based so that we can make the best possible impact.

As with all government funding, school leaders must be able to account for how this money is being used to achieve our central goal of schools getting back on track and teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible. Given their role in ensuring schools spend funding appropriately and in holding schools to account for educational performance, governors will scrutinise the schools approaches to catch-up from September.

For the current academic year, we must publish our Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant strategy setting out:

  • the amount of the school’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant allocation
  • a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by the school
  • how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant allocation is to be spent to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach
  • how the school is to measure the impact and effect of its expenditure of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant allocation
  • the date of the school’s next review of its Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant strategy

Pupil Premium

We now receive pupil premium funding which is given to schools for each pupil registered and eligible for pupil premium. The funding is currently £1320 per pupil. This money enables us to support these pupils in any way necessary to improve their education.

You are entitled to claim for Pupil Premium if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Employment & Support Allowance - Income related
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (not Contribution Based JSA)
  • Child Tax Credit only (with a combined family income of less than £16,190 per annum as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs).  Please note, anyone receiving Working Tax Credit, regardless of income, will not qualify for pupil premium.
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you receive)
  • National Asylum Seekers Support (NASS)
  • Guaranteed Element of Pension Tax Credit

Please see the following letter for more information:

Pupil Premium letter to parents Nov 2021


Applying for Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

As a school, we are able to check pupil premium eligibility on your behalf.  Please complete and return the following form to the school office:

Pupil Premium NI Form Nov 2021

Please complete and return the form even if you think you are not entitled to pupil premium funding.  If your circumstances change in the future, the school will receive automatic notification of eligibility.

All “looked after” children are entitled to pupil premium. The “virtual School” provides a set amount which is spent as detailed below; however we are able to apply for further funding if a child needs more intensive support than this would allow for.

For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium 

Pupil Premium Allocation and Plan 2020- 2021

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021 - 2024 Version 1

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Pupil Premium Allocation and Plan 2020- 2021

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Pupil Premium Allocation and Plan 2019 - 2020

Pupil Premium statement 2019-2020

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Pupil Premium Allocation and Plan 2018 - 2019

Pupil Premium statement 2018-2019


Pupil Premium Allocation and Plan 2017 - 2018

Pupil Premium Outcome 2017 - 2018


Pupil Premium Allocation and Plan 2016 - 2017

Pupil Premium Outcomes Report - Parents Academic Year 2016 - 2017


Pupil Premium Outcomes 2015 - 2016

Pupil Premium Report 2015-2016