Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying equalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

At Mile Cross Primary School, the Pupil Premium allocation is £282 599 (2023-24) and it is used strategically to ensure maximum impact on attainment and progress as follows:

Excellence in Learning and teaching

  • Employment of additional teaching staff
  • Specialist staff – Forest School
  • Outstanding staff training (VNET and remotely)
  • Maths Mastery – training and resources
  • Talk 4 Writing training and resources

To infinity and beyond

  • Enriching classroom experiences – visits and visitors
  • Forest School
  • Communication Champions
  • Additional resources both inside and outside
  • After school clubs (incl. Breakfast & Teatime Club)
  • Swimming
  • Rockify

Whatever it takes

  • Small group work/targeted support
  • Booster classes/Yr 6 revision club, bananas, revision books
  • Pastoral/behaviour initiatives, ELSA support (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants)
  • Incentives and rewards for attendance, effort and achievement

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement Review 2023-24

To close the disadvantaged gap by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of those children from low-income families through Outstanding Learning and Teaching and support.

Summary Information

School                                                              Mile Cross Primary School

Teacher with overall responsibility              Mr Stuart Allen, Head Teacher

Supporting Lead                                             Mr Toby Whalen, Deputy Head

Number of children                                        182 children out of 456

                                                                          Budget 2023-24          £282, 599.24