Pupil Premium 2018-2019

The Pupil Premium is an amount of money allocated by the government to schools for:

  • Children of statutory school age from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM).
  • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
  • Children whose parents are currently working in the armed forces.

In 2017/2018 and 2018/19 the level of premium received per pupil equates to £1300. The DFE offer the following guidance on how the Pupil Premium is to be spent:

‘In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility…[Schools] will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.’

The purpose of the information on this page is to inform parents, carers and governors how much Pupil Premium has been received by the school for 2018/2019, how it will be spent and the impact previous spending has had on pupils’ achievement.

At Middlethorpe Primary Academy, 18% of pupils are eligible for Free School Meals, which is below the National Average of 26.6%.

The school received a total pupil premium budget of £68,260 for the academic year 2018-19. The table below sets out how this money is allocated:

Category Activity
Well Being
  • Nurture/small group work from EHWB Leader.
  • Dedicated member of staff for Disadvantaged Children.
  • Outside agencies involved for specific support and guidance.
  • Trained staff to monitor specific health needs.
  • Monitoring of attendance and punctuality.
  • Specialist counselling.
  • Small group work for specific skills
  • Individual feedback from TA’s and CT in core lessons.
  • Specific praise and reward linked to behaviour system and personal targets.
  • Close monitoring of disadvantaged children by Inclusion Co-ordinator.
  • Specific intervention programmes to support Literacy and Maths.
  • Booster classes to support Core subjects.
Enrichment beyond the Curriculum
  • Trained TA’s for specific roles ie Forest Schools.
  • Funding for attendance at breakfast clubs to improve punctuality.
  • Funding for attendance at after school clubs to improve social skills.
  • IT equipment funded to support learning.
  • Support for parents to purchase uniform.
  • Support for parents to fund school trips/residentials.