Pupil Premium

Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:

  • Generally, face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
  • Often do not perform as well as their peers

The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.

Each year Oldershaw identifies those pupils who qualify and targets these students for additional academic support and enrichment programmes to address their specific needs.

Below are some of the specific activities we fund at Oldershaw:

Recovery Curriculum

Covid catch up recovery curriculum and links to the national tutoring support programme to raise Pupil Premium aspirations and access.  Engagement of Pupil Premium students in remote online delivery of lessons to improve Pupil Premium aspirations and access.  Attendance: Maintaining high levels of Pupil Premium attendance in remote or school-based learning.

Wider Engagement

Improving staff and student engagement and knowledge in remote learning and the use of MS Teams as a key teaching and learning future resource

Academic Progress

Allocation of additional teaching staff in core subjects English, Maths and Science to ensure small class sizes which benefit Pupil Premium students.  Additional bespoke intervention sessions.

Learning Centre programmes for specific Pupil Premium students identified as having additional needs.

Tutor Programmes to support Pupil Premium students who are in danger of not making sufficient progress or who have the potential to improve upon their predicted grade.

Teaching and Learning

KS3 and KS4 Homework Clubs to support Pupil Premium students.

Purchase of online resources to assist in the progress and attainment of students


Provision of specific facilities, both on and off site, to ensure that Pupil Premium students not only attend school but are also focussed on progression (e.g. the KS4 Base located in the Learning Centre, off-site specialist provision and Home Learning facilities).

One- to- one support for each Pupil Premium student with low attendance.


Visits to local universities and other specific subject-based programmes.  Whether virtual or real to maintain a range of activities to raise aspiration.

For a more detailed review of how Oldershaw spends its Pupil Premium Grant, click on the links below:

The Oldershaw School
Valkyrie Road, Wallasey
Wirral CH45 4RJ
T: 0151 638 2800 E: schooladmin@oldershaw.wirral.sch.uk Executive Headteacher: Mr S Fisher