Pupil Premium

In 2018-2019, the government allocated £935 per student that would be counted under the FSM/ Ever 6 FSM category and £2300 for Children Looked After or those who are adopted. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the new rate will be £955 for those counted under FSM/ Ever 6 FSM category and £2345 for every student who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order

Currently, around 38% of students attending Malden Oaks fall into one of the categories covered by the Pupil Premium.  However, the fluctuating nature of our cohort means that the amount received varies considerably.  We only receive the full amount for those students who are not on the roll of a mainstream school at the time the census takes place and this was calculated as 21 students across our KS3 and KS4 sites for 2019-2020.

The majority of our students remain on the roll of a mainstream school whilst attending Malden Oaks and therefore any funding will be allocated to them within their budgets.

The Pupil Premium is primarily aimed at:

  • students from Year 7 to Year 11 who are from low income families and are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • students who have been eligible for FSM over the past six years (known as Ever 6 FSM)
  • students whose parent(s) are serving in the armed forces (added service premium)
  • students who have been in care for a period of at least 6 months – child looked after (LAC)
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order

Plan for 2019-2020

Target: To continue narrowing the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raising attainment of those students in low income families

Expected outcomes

  • To improve students’ attendance
  • To further narrow the gap in performance at GCSE
  • To raise aspirations of eligible students
  • To improve the well-being of eligible students
  • For all eligible students to access extra-curricular opportunities
  • To provide opportunities for students to ‘catch up’ on learning opportunities previously missed through financial disadvantage, poor attendance or exclusion.

These outcomes direct relate to priorities in our School Development Plan and will be achieved through the following activities: Based on the successes of provision in 2018-19, we will continue with some of the same activities.

Impact of Pupil Premium Expenditure for 2018/2019

Year groups Cost Impact
Educational visits to support curriculum, social and/or life skills. All £1500


Malden Oaks students have benefitted from a number of educational visits this academic year, including trips to the theatre for English Literature, fashion exhibitions for textiles and restaurant visits for catering. Other trips included London Zoo and visits to Craven Cottage.  All these trips have served to reinforce specific learning points, foster engagement and give students ideas for their own pieces of work and creations.
Offsite learning opportunities. KS3 £2500 At KS3, we recognise the importance of a varied and engaging curriculum so as to support the engagement of students and offer a positive learning experience. Learning opportunities outside the classroom are regularly sought and last year included the following; ZooLab, helping look after animals at Deen City Farm and  climbing at White Spider.
PE Curriculum KS3

GCSE option

£2800 Malden Oaks recognises the importance of having a healthy body as well as a healthy mind. KS3 students and those KS4 students who have chosen PE as an option are invited to take part in activities such as boxing, climbing, the gym and water sports. This not only supports students’ physical health but also their mental health, giving them yet further opportunities to discover their abilities and experience success.
Teaching Assistant costs to support students on vocational placements KS4 £3,800 TA support for students on vocational placements has proved to be hugely beneficial as is evidenced by students’’ attendance, engagement and outcomes. It has also supported us in maintaining positive relationships with external providers meaning we can continue to offer future students a variety of opportunities.
Mindfulness Sessions- an optional provision for students ahead of their GCSES to support them in managing stresses and anxiety. Yr 11 £1000 This support is offered to those wishing to develop their techniques in managing anxieties and worries around their exams. In previous years it has been useful to those who have opted in who have been able to attend all their exams whilst better looking after their mental health.
Counsellor £2200 The school counsellor acts as advocates for students’ wellbeing, and as valuable resources for their educational advancement. The school counsellor can help students to process their problems and plan goals and action.
Teacher costs to support KS3 students transitioning into and out of KS3 Malden Oaks KS3 £4000 This additional support has been valued by students, parents/carers and receiving schools. It has resulted in a higher success rate in terms of students reintegrating into mainstream school.
Ongoing Supervision and materials for ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant). All £500 ELSA is an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. The ELSA offers support such as; social skills, emotions, bereavement, social stories and therapeutic stories, anger management, self-esteem, counselling skills such as solution focus and friendship.
Duke of Edinburgh KS4  £1700 A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.

The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze level. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, and training for and completing an expedition

Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

Through the DofE programme students improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and uni and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.

In 2019 the first four students successfully completed their bronze award. This year all KS4 students are enrolled on the programme and 10 are currently participating in expedition training.

TOTAL £20,000

Proposed Pupil Premium Expenditure for 2019/2020

Activity/Provision Year Group Cost
Mindfulness Sessions- an optional provision for students ahead of their GCSES to support them in managing stresses and anxiety. Yr 11 £1000
Ongoing Supervision and materials for ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant). All £1000
Counsellor 10 – 11 £5000
Educational visits to support curriculum, social and/or life skills, offsite learning opportunities & PE All £7500
Teacher costs to support KS3 students transitioning into and out of KS3 Malden Oaks KS3 £4000
Body, Mind and Well-being worker KS3 £2000