Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an additional amount of money given to schools, on top of their main budget. Every school receives a fixed amount of money per pupil for all pupils meeting certain criteria. The main criterion is eligibility for free school meals at any given point within the last 6 years or those children who have been cared for by the Local Authority for at least 6 months. The money is provided to schools so that we can raise attainment and progress for this group of pupils.

The main aims of the pupil premium are to:

  • Increase social mobility
  • Enable more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to access the best education
  • Reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils


Pupil Premium 2019-20


The pupil premium allocation is £1320 per pupil. This academic year the total allocation for Millfields Community School will be £222,400.

At Millfields, this money is focused on promoting and enhancing pupil welfare, raising standards and improving progress, as well as enriching the curriculum.,

Our Principles:

· We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils

· We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the compound needs of disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed

· In making provision for disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be disadvantaged

· We also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged.

· Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

· Our work through the pupil premium will be aimed for children to make at least expected progress against others nationally

· Pupil premium resources will also be used to ensure that more able children receiving PPG achieve greater depth at the end of KS1 and KS2


Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18 including impact of 2016-17 pupil premium spend

Millfields Pupil Premium Policy


We are also lucky to be part of an amazing creative project funded and organised by advertising agency Wieden and Kennedy, that aims to to enrich and enhance the wider curriculum offer for pupils in receipt of pupil premium grant in Years 4-6.

See a presentation about this here:

This new logo was created by Millfields children as part of our on-going work with the project.

The children and their creative buddy at the agency devised a secret 'handshake' to celebrate their working relationship:

One of the outcomes was a stunning installation featuring models of dream planets that represented their personal creative spark:

Please enjoy this video documenting the project: