The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from socio-economically deprived backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their full learning potential. The government has used pupils entitled to Free School Meals (FSM), or Looked After (LAC) or from Armed Service families as indicators for deprivation and has deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per annum based on the number of pupils eligible in each category. Schools are able to claim pupil premium retrospectively over five year (LAC) and six year (FSM) periods.
Our priorities at Milton Road Primary are:
- To narrow the gap for those eligible pupils not on track to achieve National Curriculum (NC) Level 4 or above at the end of KS2 and/or make expected progress between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
- Provide experiences in order to broaden horizons for eligible pupils, such as out of school extra-curriculum enrichment opportunities in sports, music and the learning of modern foreign languages.
- Provide resources to enhance and extend the school curriculum through specialist equipment, visiting experts and visits (such as outdoor adventure and residential trips)
- Provide extra adult support to facilitate emotional development, counselling sessions and small group interventions, such as nurture and social skills groups, support for pupils’ transition within and between schools as well as associated staff training to deliver these sessions effectively.
The children who generate Pupil Premium funding are monitored to ensure that the funding has ensured they are making good or better progress.
Report and Evaluation of the Pupil Premium Spending from previous financial years (April-April) are published below, also a projected plan for Spending this financial year.
If you have any other queries regarding this information, please contact the school directly.
Further details on the Pupil Premium Learning Grant at Milton Road Primary, including the in-school benefits for pupils and how to apply are summarized in a leaflet, which can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.