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Disadvantaged Students (Pupil Premium)

The Pupil Premium was introduced in by the coalition government in April 2011 to provide additional support for students from low income families and looked after children.  The extra funding is made available to schools to help them to narrow the attainment gap that exists between children from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds.

Using Pupil Premium Funding To Improve Opportunities for Students

At Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy, we use Pupil Premium funding to support eligible students, provide a wide range of academic and enrichment opportunities to students to broaden their cultural experiences and raise their academic achievement and aspiration.







Checking Eligibility and securing financial support

Students that meet the government criteria for pupil premium funding will receive free school meals and the 

academy receives additional funding to support with their studies.  An application can be made online by a parent, via a secure website and your information will be processed and you will be notified of the outcome.

If you are unsure if you are eligible to apply or wish to make an application, please click on the link below, which will provide you with more information and access to an online application form via Walsall Council Services (Search for Free School Meals).


A breakdown of how we utilise the funding and an the impact of funding for the previous academic year can be found below.