Pupil Premium

Oxford Spires Academy Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium Statement Dec 2021

How we spent the Pupil Premium September 2020 – August 2021

This grant has been spent on a combination of strategies as outlined below:


Area Percentage of Pupil Premium budget
Staffing 75%
Mentoring and Support 22%
Educational Trips (cultural capital) 2%
Other support 1%

Examples of Staffing:

  • Maths HLTA
  • Additional English and maths lessons
  • Literacy Co-ordinator
  • Librarian
  • House Support Managers
  • Leader for Metacognition, Differentiation and Pupil Premium
  • Home School Link worker
  • School Counsellor
  • Additional EAL support

Examples of Mentoring and Support:

  • Additional English and maths support
  • Prep club
  • Art room
  • Focused exam support
  • Transport to school/work placement
  • 180 mentoring
  • Education Psychologist
  • Supervision cost
  • One to one teaching

Examples of educational trip to improve cultural capital:

  • Wilderness Challenge
  • War Horse Production
  • Aim Higher Step Up Conference
  • Blenheim Palace
  • German Exchange
  • Year 7 Camping


The main barriers to educational achievement that the disadvantaged children in our school face include the following:

  • Low income
  • Unsettled family arrangements
  • Emotional instability
  • Unsuccessful experience of education by parents
  • Safeguarding
  • Children as young carers
  • Siblings that have had a disrupted educational experience

We will spend the grant on addressing these issues by:

  • Consistently high quality first teaching
  • Planning that specifically meets the needs of individuals
  • Emotional and behavioural support
  • Aim Higher programme to inspire students to achieve
  • Inspirational talks
  • Improving literacy
  • Home School Link work

We will measure the impact by:

  • Progress of students
  • Attendance
  • Engagement of parents at parents evenings

The initial date for the Pupil Premium review will be July 2021 with a full review September 2021.

If you would like to discuss the support given to your son or daughter or have any other questions please contact the Principal, Miss Dix or the relevant Head of House.

Additional Information
At Oxford Spires Academy we are passionate about nutritious and healthy food which provides pupils with a healthy and balanced diet. Pupils who dine for lunch benefit from eating with peers while relaxing with their friends. In addition, having school lunches helps young people develop the confidence to make appropriate menu choices.

Additionally your child may be eligible for Free School Meals. If you are in receipt of any of the following, your child’s account could be credited daily:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit

If you think you are eligible to receive this funding, all you need to do is complete a verification form. This is a secure form for us to check your eligibility using your National Insurance number, surname and date of birth. This form can be collected and returned to school Reception.

If you require any further information do not hesitate to contact the Academy.