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Cherry Oak School

Working Together for Success

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Cherry Oak School

Working Together for Success



Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium has been introduced by the government in order to give all children the opportunity to succeed in education. This has been done in the form of a grant which has been given to schools for children eligible for Free School Meals, those who have been in Local Authority Care for more than 6 months or those who parents or carers serve in the armed forces. 


The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. 


Some of the main barriers that Pupil Premium students may face are lack of resources at home such as access to information technology, the ability to have a wide range of experiences when they are not in school and in some cases due to parents being in the forces or the child being in care, there is limited access to adults who can support their learning at home.


Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.



For more information on Pupil Premium funding for primary schools click here

PE and Sports Premium


Since 2013, the Government has provided additional funding to all primary schools to support them to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.


Schools are free to decide how to use this money but it should be spent carefully to ensure sustainable provision and maximum impact. The school should also prioritise the provision of varied and diverse sporting opportunities for children.

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.


PE and Sports Premium Action Plans and Reports


COVID - 19 Catch Up Premium


Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.


There is growing evidence around the impact of school closures on the learning outcomes of pupils. Research shows a consistent pattern:

  • Pupils have made less academic progress compared with previous year groups
  • There is a large attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils, which seems to have grown


Therefore, Cherry Oak School will be using the Covid-19 catch-up strategy as a holistic approach which includes all class groups and a broad range of subjects, all with equal importance. We have assessed the guidance on offer through local and national directives and used official research to underpin decisions made. The staff, at all levels, and pupils of Cherry Oak School are fully committed to ensuring that the partial school closures have a minimal effect on learning and well-being. This strategy will make sure that every young person, no matter their age or disability, gets the education, opportunities and outcomes they deserve, by investing our time and funding on measures proven to be effective.

For more information on COVID - 19 Catch Up Premium funding for primary schools

click here