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The School Office no longer takes cash payments for school dinners or educational trips. Payments can be made online via debit/credit card directly to your child's account on Arbor. Should you require assistance with this, please speak with Mrs Donald in the School Office.

Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium (PPG) is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently eligible for free school meals, pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years or pupils who have been in local authority care for more than six months. The introduction of Pupil Premium funding arises due to Government recognition that children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational outcomes than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

It is our intention that PPG funds allocated to Oakwell Rise will be used to ensure that all pupils secure good or better levels of attainment, and all pupils make good progress from their starting points. Pupil groups are very carefully monitored each academic year to ensure equality of opportunity for all pupils and where attainment gaps are identified we take every reasonable step to accelerate the progress of pupils most in need. We are particularly mindful of the pupils who are eligible for PPG as we are fully committed to assuring the achievement of this vulnerable group in order to maximise future success.

Please see below for annual reports on the progress and achievement of pupils eligible for PPG funding:
PE Funding Grant

Government Funding to improve PE provision in schools was allocated in 2013 and will be allocated annually. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Please see below annual reports on the use of PE funding at Oakwell Rise:
COVID Catch Up Funding 2020/21
Wellspring Academy Trust accounts:

Accounts for Wellspring Academy Trust- Click here
Funding Agreement for Wellspring Academy Trust- Click here

Oakwell Rise also receives funding and grants from organisations that support community events. We were fortunate to receive funding from Tesco Bags for Help - £3825.00 to provide an anti-slip coating to our playground. The sports arena is used for football, netball and basketball. There are a range of events held throughout the year, from after-school clubs to sporting events and family/community engagement.