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 £252 120 (2018-201) 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
  • Maths Mastery – training and resources
  • Talk 4 Writing training and resources

To infinity and beyond

  • Enriching classroom experiences – visits and visitors
  • Engaging parents – Maths Cafes, Story Cafes, PE Cafes etc.
  • Forest School
  • Communication Champions
  • Additional resources both inside and outside
  • After school clubs
  • Swimming

Whatever it takes

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

Mile Cross Primary School

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement Review 2018-19

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                                        201 children out of 461

                                                                        Budget 2018-19          £252 120

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