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Pupil Premium


  • Pupil Premium is government funding given to schools, in addition to the underlying school's budget, to raise achievement and close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
  • In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, primary schools will receive £1,320 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.  Schools will receive £1,900 for looked-after or adopted children and £300 for each child from a family where the parent is a member of the Armed Forces.
  • Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium, but there must always be a focus on identifying ways they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.


At Miers Court Primary School, we ensure that our Pupil Premium money is used to provide a range of teaching and learning opportunities for our children, closely matched to their needs.


To narrow the gap between pupils eligible for Pupil Premium and their peers and to eliminate barriers to learning and progress: -


i) All pupils receive well-planned support to reach their individual targets in English and Maths so they achieve to the best of their ability.

ii) All pupils have access to a range of opportunities across and beyond the whole curriculum, which they might not otherwise be able to access.

iii) We work alongside our families, listening and offering advice and support, and provide parents/carers with ways to help their children at home.


Total Grant for 2017-18: £35,640 (estimated)



  • To partially fund additional small group sessions in Mathematics, Reading and Writing focused upon overcoming gaps in learning, to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
  • To partly fund additional classroom support in all classes.
  • To partly fund Mrs Millard-Smith, our Family Liaison Officer (FLO), to work alongside children and families who may need support and advice, or someone with whom they can share any concerns or worries.  She also supports families to help them to improve their child's attendance and punctuality.
  • To partly fund lunchtime clubs with the FLO to encourage social skills and make lunchtimes more enjoyable.
  • To partly fund our Attendance Officer to improve attendance and punctuality.
  • To partly fund curriculum enrichment activities, such as music lessons.
  • To partly fund swimming lessons.
  • To partly fund LSAs to provide additional support for pupils, including Speech and Language input, Clever Fingers, mentoring, etc.
  • To fund the Beanstalk Reading Programme, aimed at improving reading skills.
  • To fund the Y6 Finding Futures Project aimed at raising aspirations and outcomes.
  • Enabling Pupil Premium children to take part in educational visits, including our Year 6 residential trip.


All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress to move children to at least age-related expectations.


The school will publish information on how the Pupil Premium Grant has been used to 'narrow the gap', for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium at the end of the academic year.


Eligibility for Pupil Premium

There are three categories of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium: -


  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been eligible at any point in the last six years.
  • Children in Care (CIC) or adopted.
  • Children of Armed Forces Personnel.


Your child may be able to get free school meals if you are in receipt of any of the following: -


  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190).
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
  • Universal Credit.

Please ask us if you think you may be entitled.



Pupil Premium Expenditure Report for 2016-2017

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll 419
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 33 in Year R-6
Amount of PPG received  

In 2016-17 our Pupil Premium Grant was used to fund: -

  • Additional classroom support from LSAs in all classes
  • Interventions in KS2 to close the gaps in writing and maths
  • Interventions to develop motor skills
  • Social skills groups
  • Beanstalk Reading Programme for 6 pupils
  • Music lessons
  • Supporting school visits for families in receipt of benefits
  • Supporting swimming lessons for families in receipt of benefits
  • Play therapy
  • Attendance Officer to increase punctuality and attendance


Early Years Foundation Stage

60 pupils (2 children = 3%)

Pupil Premium = 2 pupils

  All pupils Pupil Premium
EYFS GLD % 73% 0%
EYFS GLD # 44 0

Year 1 Achievement

59 pupils (2 children = 3%)

Pupil Premium = 3 pupils (1 child = 33%)

Phonics Screening

Year Group No taking check No achieved %
1 59 44 75
Pupil Premium 3 0 0


Year 2 Achievement

60 pupils (2 children = 3%)

Pupil Premium = 2 pupils (1 child = 50%)

  All Pupils Pupil Premium
  Total at age expected Greater depth Total at age expected Greater depth
Reading 88% 12% 100% 0
Writing 77% 12% 100% 0
Maths 77% 7% 100% 0
Reading, writing and maths 70% 3% 100% 0


Year 6 Achievement

60 pupils (2 children = 3%)

Pupil Premium = 7 pupils (1 child = 14%)

  All pupils Pupil Premium
  Total at age expected Greater depth Total at age expected Greater depth
Reading 78% 32% 42% 28
Writing 77% 8% 100% 0
Maths 75% 13% 100% 0
Reading, writing and maths 63% 5% 100% 0