Pupil Premium 2016-2017

Huge congratulations to Middlethorpe for being awarded Pupil Premium Awards 2016. We received this letter from Sam Gyimah MP.


Pupil Premium Statement

Schools and academies receive a Pupil Premium Grant to support their work in tackling underachievement by disadvantaged pupils.

At Middlethorpe primary Academy we work hard to support disadvantaged pupils. We regularly review our actions and their impact to ensure improved outcomes for pupils. We are committed to ‘closing the gap’ between all pupils and any specific cohort or group of pupils. We also ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, priority groups or individuals.

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 2014/15 and 2015/2016, 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 2015/2016, how it will be spent and the impact previous spending has had on pupils’ achievement. At Middlethorpe Primary Academy, 16.2% of pupils are eligible for Free School Meals, which is below the National Average of 26.6%.

Pupil Premium 2016-17

The school received a total pupil premium budget of £53,380 for the academic year 2016-17. 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.
 Curriculum • 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.


Date of next pupil premium strategy review: 20/3/17

For more information about Pupil Premium for previous academic years please click on the links below: