Millennium Primary School Millennium Primary School

Maritime Academy Trust

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2017-2018

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is government funding provided to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gaps between them and their peers. It is to provide opportunities and experiences to improve the outcomes for those children. At Millennium we use the Pupil Premium to ensure that our most vulnerable children are given opportunities with additional support to enhance their development and educational attainment. In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools received £1320 for each eligible primary-aged pupil. The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students on roll known to be currently eligible for Free School Meals or who have claimed in the last 6 years, as well as students who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months by the local authority. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.


How Millennium spent their Pupil Premium allocation:

2016/17 Impact:

Clearly the academic impact of the funding is at the heart of the monitoring that is carried out, however, we also believe that there are qualitative impacts of how we spend our pupil premium money. The following report details the qualitative effects of the spend followed by figures that show the impact that the funding has had upon ‘narrowing the gap’ in terms of attainment for those eligible for Pupil Premium and those that are not.




Sport Coaches 
Sports coaches carried out sporting activities during lunchtimes with the children, offering them opportunities to play team sports with their peers.

This led to calmer lunchtimes where children started the afternoon sessions in a good frame of mind for learning.


Phonics Teaching
Children received explicit and systematic phonics teaching by trained members of staff starting in EYFS and continuing into KS1. 

This supported Pupil Premium children and helped to close learning gaps.

Additional small group or 1:1 support 
Additional LSAs have been employed to support children in small groups or through 1:1 teaching. 

These groups received targeted support in maths, handwriting, Numicon, phonics and English, allowing them to narrow the gaps in their learning.

Breakfast Club
We subsidised breakfast club places for Pupil Premium children

This helped to support the punctuality of these children and ensured that they started the day fully fed.

Extra-Curricular Activities
We subsidised After-School Activity Clubs. Pupil Premium children were invited to attend IXL Club where they had access to our online Maths program.

This widened the interest of children and gave them new experiences. IXL Club was offered free of charge to Pupil Premium children.

We invested money adding to the leadership structure of the school. This included the employment of two Assistant Headteachers who focused on supporting the quality of teaching and learning at the school.

This ensured that teachers' professional development led to better outcomes for our Pupil Premium children.

Pupil Premium Champion
Our Deputy Headteacher’s role was to be our Pupil Premium Champion for the school.

This ensured that Pupil Premium children were high-priority, that there was a push to involve Pupil Premium parents more in school life and that everyone was held accountable for the progress of our Pupil Premium children.

Booster groups
We ran after school booster groups for Year 6 children to help close gaps in their learning. These sessions were targeted at specific children.

This supported Pupil Premium children and helped to close learning gaps.

Curriculum Topics
At Millennium we are passionate about giving the children an amazing curriculum. We invested money into educational projects led by the children to enrich their learning.  For example, we paid for children to host their own educational conference, create their own movie and preview it at Greenwich Picturehouse as well as host their own ICT conference at Charlton’s football stadium.

Real life and purposeful outcomes ensured that children were highly motivated and excited about learning.  As a result of being highly motivated they achieved their full potential.


What was the impact of the Pupil Premium?


2017 End of Key Stage 2 results for Pupil Premium



School All



National All


Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

School 2017

Pupils not eligible for Pupil Premium

School 2017

% achieving expected at reading, writing and maths.





% achieving expected at reading.





% achieving expected at writing.





% achieving expected at maths.





% achieving expected at GP&S.





Points progress in reading from KS1 to KS2.





Points progress in writing from KS1 to KS2.





Points progress in maths from KS1 to KS2.






2017-18 Allocation

Millennium has been allocated £175,560 for its Pupil Premium grant to support disadvantaged children.


Millennium Goal

Our main objectives for the children who qualify for Pupil Premium are for them to do as well academically as children that do not qualify for Pupil Premium. We are also looking to extend their understanding of the wider world by offering them opportunities that they may not get at home. Our Pupil Premium spend is based on high-impact, research-based recommendations from the Education Endowment Foundation and The Sutton Trust.


Barriers to learning for Pupil Premium children

  • Children start their school career at a lower level than their peers.
  • Children do not hold high aspirations of their learning or abilities.
  • Children start school with poorer language skills than their peers.
  • There is low parent engagement with the school and children’s learning.


 Projected Impact

  • To reduce the in-school attainment gap between Pupil Premium children and Non-Pupil Premium children in reading, writing and maths.
  • To identify and track higher attaining Pupil Premium children ensuring they are challenged and reach their full potential.
  • To raise the aspirations of Pupil Premium children and their families.
  • To develop links between the school and families at home.
  • To increase targeted extended school opportunities for Pupil Premium pupils.
  • To increase the range of services available to support the wellbeing of Pupil Premium pupils.

How will we spend the money?

Action/ intervention

Brief Details


Focused smaller group phonic sessions

Children will continue to receive explicit and systematic phonics teaching by trained members of staff starting in EYFS and continuing into KS1.  This will support Pupil Premium children and help to close learning gaps. 


Sports Coach

We will continue to employ a sports coach to engage the children in sporting activities during lunch times.


Small group and 1:1 support

Additional LSAs have been employed to support children in small groups or 1:1 teaching.  These groups will receive targeted support in maths, handwriting, Numicon, phonics and English, allowing them to narrow the gaps in their learning.


Subsidised places in breakfast club


We will continue to subsidise breakfast club places for Pupil Premium children as this helps to support the punctuality of these children and ensures that they start the day fully fed.


Extra-curricular clubs


We will continue to subsidise After-School Activity Clubs to help widen the interest of children and give them new experiences. We will be offering a range of clubs.


IXL Homework club

We will offer Pupil Premium children a place in IXL homework club that do not have access to a computer at home.


After School Writing

We will offer Pupil Premium children a place in an afterschool writing club to close the gaps between Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium children in writing.


Counselling and mentoring


We will offer specifically focused sessions to vulnerable children to support them with social and emotional difficulties, so that all children are able to access learning effectively.

The school has a Learning Support Mentor to support children to access all educational provision effectively.


Leadership and CPD


We have a member of the Senior Leadership Team with responsibility for Pupil Premium children. We will be training staff on research and initiatives from the Sutton Trust and Education Endowment Foundation and this year will include training on metacognition, targeted questioning and assessment for learning.


Curriculum Topics


At Millennium we feel passionately about offering a stimulating and engaging curriculum which produces memorable outcomes. We will be investing money so that children have the opportunity to achieve amazing results in their learning. This year we have plans to open a Millennium art gallery and teach parents art workshops.


SALT intervention in EYFS and KS1.


We will identify children in EYFS who need extra support with speech and language so that the children get the best possible start to their school career.


Residential Visits

We will identify children in Years 4 and 6 who need extra financial support to enable them to take part in school journey.


Forest Schools

We will offer children enriching outdoor learning experiences, developing their life skills.


Playground Development

We will develop our playground environment to enhance the engagement and experience of all pupils. This will support the behaviour of Pupil Premium pupils and allow them to begin the afternoon lessons in a positive frame of mind.


Behaviour Support

Additional adults and services will be working with the school to support the management of behaviour of our most challenging pupils. This in turn will enable our Pupil Premium children to achieve their potential.


Music Tuition


By investing in musical instruments and specialist tuition, the school is committed to providing the highest quality music provision that we can for all children.  In addition the Music Leader will offer places in the whole school choir


Reading Books

We will purchase new reading books for the children, enriching their English curriculum and developing reading for enjoyment.



We will purchase computing equipment, software and training enable children to develop their computing skills and prepare them for being lifelong learners in the ever changing world of technology



Total spend £175,560

The Pupil Premium strategy will be reviewed before the next allocation in 2018-2019.