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Miles Coverdale Primary School

Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).  Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel

Miles Coverdale Primary School ensures that every child at the school receives the best support available.  The Pupil Premium money helps us to achieve this by allowing us to focus resources in the most appropriate way so that we can help those children that need additional help and support.  

Miles Coverdale Primary School Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-2017

In 2016-2017 Miles Coverdale Primary School is expected to receive £132,000.  The main barriers to educational achievement, faced by eligible pupils at the school, are listed below:-

  • Social development issues
  • Energy levels
  • Lack of provision for homework
  • Attendance and lateness
  • Organisational issues
  • Numeracy / Literacy starting points.


The school aims to spend the pupil premium allocation to address those barriers through:-

  • Early Intervention and analysis
  • Inclusion support
  • After school clubs (including homework)
  • Play therapy
  • CPD for staff to develop metacognition practices
  • Enhancing marking and feedback
  • Rewards for attendance

Miles Coverdale Primary School has selected these approaches and impact measures in order to:-


  • Reduce negative behaviour incidents
  • Improve engagement of all children
  • Reduce pattern of late / no homework
  • Improvement of wellbeing in disadvantaged pupils
  • Improve attendance and punctuality for disadvantaged pupils
  • Continued improved progression and attainment of disadvantaged pupils
  • Higher numbers of disadvantaged pupils accessing after school clubs

The school has a number of methods in place for monitoring progress of pupils and the impact of the pupil premium on eligible pupils through comprehensive monitoring, tracking and analysis.

The pupil premium strategy will be reviewed in summer 2017.

You can see how the premium has been spent in previous years by clicking on the links below.