020 8590 2245

Ms J L Hamill (Headteacher)
45-65 Oaks Lane, Newbury Park
Ilford, IG2 7PQ

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report 2016-2017

Executive Summary:

  • Results demonstrate that significant progress has been made towards reducing the progress gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students during 2016 and 2017
  • Comparatively the difference in progress at OPHS is significantly lower than other schools in the southern region
  • The progress of disadvantaged students remains an ongoing whole school priority which is regularly monitored and reviewed as part of our inclusive school policy to meet the needs of all students.

2017 GCSE results:

In a wide range of subjects, the progress of disadvantaged pupils is close to or is improving towards that of other pupils with the same starting points. This is a result of this becoming a key school priority in 2016-17. Through all the initiatives mentioned below and a collective effort from all members of staff, we have made significant progress in diminishing the gap.

The DfE publishes a set of statistics regarding the Disadvantaged Students. The table below compares the 2016 and 2017 (unvalidated) OPHS figures:

Disadvantaged pupils 2016 2017
Number of disadvantaged pupils in the Progress 8 score 83 72
Progress 8 score for non-disadvantaged pupils +0.02 +0.41
Progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils -0.43 +0.12
Average Attainment 8 score per disadvantaged pupil 41.8 45.16
Progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils – English -0.08 +0.32
Progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils – Maths -0.39 +0.21
Progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils – English Baccalaureate slots -0.81 +0.23
Progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils – Open slots -0.32 -0.19
% of disadvantaged pupils entering the English Baccalaureate 22% 17%
% of disadvantaged pupils achieving a standard pass in the English Baccalaureate (grade 4 or above in English/maths & grade C or above in unreformed subjects) 13% 15%


  • OPHS achieves a relatively high combined pass rate at the new 9-5 measure and the smallest gap in attainment between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils


The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).  The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers.

The Pupil Premium also provides funding for Children who have been in local authority care for 1 day or more and the children of service personnel.

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) per pupil for 2016-2017

Disadvantaged pupils Pupil Premium per pupil
Pupils in Year Groups 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £935.00
Looked After Children (LAC) £1900.00
Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order £1900.00
Pupils in Year Groups R to 11 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence. £300


The Pupil Premium Grant for OPHS

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll 1686
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 390
Amount of PPG received per pupil £935.00
Total amount of PPG received 2016-2017    £326,000

This figure might change slightly at the end of the financial year, which is April 2018.

Details of how we spend our allocation

At Oaks Park, we strongly believe that all students have a right to reach their potential, irrespective of their background. To have the biggest impact on diminishing the achievement difference, we utilise

  • 1:1 tuition in English & Maths
  • Small group tuition
  • Continued provision of pastoral support assistants
  • Additional support options in English & Maths
  • Various CPD provisions for teachers
  • Sound training for students to improve their literacy
  • Subscription to ‘PiXL’ to increase the capacity of our teachers and middle leaders in diminishing the difference
  • Supporting students to fund educational trips
  • Providing free breakfast for a healthy start of the day
  • Supporting students to buy equipment and resources
  • Peer Mentoring scheme
  • Ex-student, expert in Science/Maths/English proving support
  • Pastoral Assistants working with students and their parents

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