The government provides additional funding to all Local Authority schools to support and accelerate the learning of pupils that receive free school dinners; this is call the Pupil Premium funding. Pupil Premium funding must be used in school to raise attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.
At New Mills Primary School we spend all of this funding on additional teaching and teaching assistant staff to ensure that all children make the very best progress in English and Maths as possible. The class teachers work closely with their additional colleagues to develop support packages in English and Maths for children working individually with the teachers (1:1) or for activities that they lead in small groups.
At NMPS we know that the funding is really helping everyone achieve their full potential. I am delighted to report that the vast majority of children receiving Free School dinners in our school made good or very good progress in English and Maths last year in all year groups. As a result of the additional funding the oldest children left our school in Y6 as confident and positive learners.
The Pupil Premium grant for 2017-18 was £44000.
Read our Pupil Premium Strategy for year 2017-18