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Middlefield Community Primary School


Community Primary School

Pupil Premium Spending 2015-2016

Pupil Premium Allocation








Number of Pupils on Roll

306 FTE

315 FTE

316 FTE

Number of Pupils Entitled to Pupil Premium Grant




Total Percentage of Pupils Eligible for Pupil Premium Grant





How is the allocation spent?



Subsidising educational trips, residential trips and transport.

Vulnerable children more able to go on residential and visits with peer s.

Enriching the learning process for all pupils. Wider life experiences and more confident learners. Increased independent skills and embedded friendships.


Contribution towards Teaching Assistants who work with targeted groups of children on intervention programmes, booster sessions, phonics programmes and 1:1 I.E.P time.

All targeted children to receive appropriate level of adult support to fully engage with the National Curriculum and able to achieve. More confident learners who are making good or excellent progress.


1 x Learning Mentor/ Attendance/ Safeguarding deputy officer  to assist Lead Mentor in supporting children's emotional well-being, safety and pastoral needs

 Improved attendance. Regular contact with parents of poor attendees.  Parents more aware of the consequences of poor attendance.

High quality support to Safeguarding Lead.


Contribution to ‘A Quiet Place’ provision. Targeted sessions to whole classes and referred groups and individuals. To support emotional well-being and pastoral needs to enable children to be ready to learn.

Improved attendance

Improved readiness to learn

Improved behaviour, including behaviour for learning




£6,300- licence


THETA- an extension of ‘A Quiet Place’. A resourced provision to support mindfulness, well-being and emotional intelligence. Children are enabled with skills to be resilient and ready to learn. 30 children have permanent access for 1 full term, and ‘outreach’ for the remaining two terms. Additional children have ‘emergency’ referrals. (Staff salary)

 Improved attendance

Improved readiness to learn

Improved behaviour, including behaviour for learning


Breakfast Club expenditure: Salaries and resources. 

Improved attendance and punctuality. Children ready to learn after having a healthy breakfast surrounded by friends in a warm social environment.


Rewards and incentives to improve attendance to be at least in line with Liverpool averages.

Improved attendance resulting in improved and sustained progress and standards for all children.


Rewards and incentives to improve behaviour

Improved behaviour and behaviour for learning resulting in improved and sustained progress and standards for all children.


After school clubs, including PE and Music.

Extra curricular opportunities provided for pupils.

Widening pupils range of experience and building self confident learners.


To support the continuation of ‘Middlefield Forest School’

To ensure that all children have access to Forest School during the school year.

To continue this ‘outdoor’ approach to learning which links with the classroom and offers pupils opportunities to lead their own learning

To develop children’s self awareness, self discipline, motivate them, make them independent learners and raise self esteem.

To improve attendance



Review of Pupil Premium Spending for 2015-2016

In 2015-2016, 69.4% of pupils were in receipt of Pupil Premium. This resulted in school receiving £268,000 of additional funding. The following report shows the impact of this spending upon pupil standards and progress.


Children in receipt of Pupil Premium

In Reading, at the beginning of the school journey, pupils in receipt of PP are significantly below the standards of their peers in reading. However, this gap closes completely by the end of Year 6 due to good progress made. There is still fluctuation in performance in the non-SATS year groups.

In Writing, children in receipt of PP perform less well in writing than their peers until upper KS2. This gap closes as effective teaching ensures that children make good progress from starting points. At the end of KS2, 100% of all children have made good progress. In turn, in 2016 PP children achieved better scores than their peers.

PP children are below the standards of their peers in Maths at the beginning of their time at Middlefield. Again this gap has completely closed at the end of Year 6. This is largely due to outstanding teaching in Year 6. PP children in other year groups are significantly behind their peers.



Children in receipt of Pupil Premium begin Year 1 well behind their peers. Middlefield is effective in closing these significant gaps for disadvantaged children. Children in receipt of Pupil Premium achieve good outcomes at least in line with their peers by the end of Key Stage 2. Progress is good from starting points in Reading, Writing and Maths.