Millfields Primary School



Pupil Premium Report September 2017 – July 2018

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools on the basis of any pupil who has had a free school meal entitlement at any point during the previous 6 years.

Between September 2017 and July 2018:

7 pupils were eligible for the Pupil Premium @ £1320 per pupil

1 pupil is eligible for Pupil Premium for the children of service (or ex-service) parents @ £300 per pupil

Therefore the total allocation for 2017/2018 was £9540.

The school receives this funding in termly instalments; this is in addition to the main school budget and must be used to close the gap between the academic achievements of these disadvantaged pupils in relation to their peers.

The school may also use these funds to address any other barriers to learning for those and other pupils, such as subsidising school trips and support with Breakfast and After School Club fees so that their parents can afford to return to work and have their children cared for.


Planned Expenditure –September 2017 to July 2018

  • Additional staffing for early morning booster and catch-up classes, for Years 2 – 6, delivered by two highly qualified LSAs.



  • Family financial support for trips and visits – three disadvantaged pupils for Year 6 residential.



  • Social skills and support for Social, Emotional and Mental Health, delivered by a qualified Thrive practitioner.



  • Help with Breakfast and After School Club fees



  • Resources and contingency



Impact of funding 2017/18 on pupil achievement for children in KS1 and KS2: 2017-2018


  • We have 8 children who have accessed Pupil Premium funding in Key Stage 1 and in Key Stage 2.
  • 100% of children who accessed Pupil Premium achieved in line with or higher than their peers in Reading.
  • 88% of children who accessed Pupil Premium achieved in line with or higher than their peers in Writing.
  • 88% of children who accessed Pupil Premium achieved in line with or higher than their peers in Mathematics.


(No details can be given about the achievement of the children not achieving in line with their peers to avoid identification)



Impact of funding 2017/18 on pupil achievement for children in EYFS: 2017-2018.

In the year 2017-18, there were 7% children who accessed Pupil Premium.

25% children achieved over 100% expected with some exceeding of their EYFS goals (75% of outcomes at expected with 25% exceeding).

25% children achieved exceeding overall with their EYFS goals (65% outcomes at exceeding with 35% expected).

The other fifty percent achieved between 59% - 70% of their EYFS goals at expected outcomes with the rest assessed at ‘emerging’.

Pupil Premium funding and Barriers to Learning.

SNIP (Special Needs Information Press) Nov. 2018 presents an argument, ‘The pupil premium is not working’, by B. Allen; Professor of Education and Director of Centre for Education and Science at UCL Institute of Education:

Here it is highlighted that although we are reaching some of the children who qualify for free school meals and Pupil premium, we are not reaching the all the lowest income families or other families where children may have barriers to their learning, such as; low income working families, families where a member has mental health issues, families where a member has a disability, families where a member has chronic illness or have suffered a bereavement, families where a member is suffering from an addiction or where a child is a young carer to another family member.

The argument continues that we should be moving towards supporting all children with barriers to learning through HQT to close the gap with all pupils. Pupil Premium finding could go towards staff training and building resource banks to support HQT.

 Therefore our planned expenditure 2018-2019 for PP money will go towards:

  • Staff training to deliver The Thrive Approach. Costs include training to keep two trained Practitioners Licenses up to date, plus costs for a school License to access online resources. Funding is also going towards in-house training so that non-licensed staff can also deliver the Thrive Approach under the supervision of the Licensed Practitioners.
  • Staff training on the Zones of Regulation to support children to develop more robust emotional regulation systems (in conjunction with Thrive).
  • Costs for two staff to deliver 0ne to one and small group Thrive sessions.
  • Staff training to use and understand the Essex Provision Guidance Toolkit to access support and ideas for High Quality Teaching and guidance for additional support.
  • Funding to support disadvantaged and low income families who may need help for school trips, residential trips and some ‘wrap around care’ via the After School Club and Breakfast Club.