Millfield Primary School

Pupil Premium

From the Department of Education:

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to:

  • local-authority-maintained schools, including:
  • special schools (for children with special educational needs or disabilities
  • pupil referral units (PRUs - for children who can’t go to a mainstream school)
  • academies and free schools, including
  • special academies (for children with special educational needs or disabilities)
  • alternative provision (AP) academies (for children who can’t go to a mainstream school)
  • voluntary-sector alternative provision (AP), with local authority agreement
  • non-maintained special schools (NMSS - schools for children with special educational needs that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996)


Financial year 2018 to 2019

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals £1,320
  • Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £935
  • Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority £2,30
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order £2,300 


Pupil Premium funding at our school will always be adapted to meet individual need to ensure strong pupil progress in reading, writing and mathematics as outlined in our Pupil Premium Strategy statement. It is also used to provide:

Small group/individual interventions with an experienced teacher, SENCO, TA or specialist support person e.g. counselling services
Extended learning out of school hours – for example before school fitness and gymnastics club
Educational visits and workshops, including residential visits
Extra-curricular clubs and activities
Training and support from professionals
Purchasing particular resources
Small group or individual music lessons to learn to play an instrument.

All our work through pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, breaking down barriers to learning and improving outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in order to diminish the difference against outcomes nationally.

The document below shows how Millfield Primary School used the funding in 2017-18, its impact, lessons learned and how the money will be spent in 2018-19. Our Pupil Premium Strategy and Review Statement is updated on a termly basis by staff and by Governors of the Finance and Premises Committee and Performance and Standards Committee. Our next review will be January 2019

Pupil Premium Strategy and Review Statement - September 2018