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Pupil Premium at Melksham Oak

Every school has a duty to ensure that every individual child is given the best possible chance of achieving their potential.

The Government provides Pupil Premium funding, which is in addition to main school funding, to help address national inequalities in terms of the achievement of children eligible for free school meals or children in care. The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated annually to schools based on the number of students who:
• are Looked After Children (LAC) 0.78% of pupils at MOCS
• receive Free School Meals (FSM) now or at any point in the past 6 years (FSM6) 23% of pupils at MOCS
• have a parent in the Armed Services 2.4% of pupils at MOCS
The figures underlined above show typically what proportion of Melksham Oak pupils fall into these categories.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what provision should be made for the individual students within their responsibility. At Melksham Oak we support all of our students. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners. The Senior Leadership Team work with all staff and Governors to ensure that the Pupil Premium provides the best possible support to students that may be at a disadvantage.

The document linked below gives a detailed breakdown of our Pupil Premium Strategy and spending. For further information please contact Mark Surowiec, Assistant Headteacher – surowiecm@melkshamoak.wilts.sch.uk


Click this link for a summary of spending and impact of our Pupil Premium grant.

Year 7 Catch Up Funding 2017