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 £254 877 (2021-22) and it is used strategically to ensure maximum impact on attainment, 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)
- Rock Steady
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
Mile Cross Primary School
Disadvantaged pupil progress scores for the academic year 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 are not available.
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement Review 2020-21
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.
School Mile Cross Primary School
Teacher with overall responsibility Mr Stuart Allen, Head Teacher
Supporting Lead Mr Toby Whalen, Deputy Head
Number of children 186 children out of 461
Budget 2019-20 £250 080