Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. Schools were allocated funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

This information has been taken from the DFE website.
Department for Education Website
Meadowfield Pupil Premium Allocation and Expenditure


 2016-17    £415,000

This allocation has been used for additional educational support to raise standards of attainment for identified children through:


  • Funding for a Family Intervention Coordinator and second learning mentor.
  • An Assistant Head with responsibility for teaching standards.
  • A teacher mentor to work with all teachers to raise standards of teaching and learning.
  • A behaviour mentor to support emotional health and wellbeing.
  • Additional Teachers to provide focused support in Y4, 5 and Y6.
  • An additional Learning Assistant in Reception and in Nursery.
  • The development of specific learning bases for smaller targeted groups with qualified teachers.
  • Two minibuses to increase amount of off site first hand experiences and keep parental contributions to a minimum
  • Provision of breakfast and milk on a daily basis for all pupils free of charge
  • Increasing Learning Assistant hours and after school enrichment opportunities
  • An apprentice to support play and lunch activities, after school clubs and PE and ICT during the school day
  • Significant playground enhancements
  • On line learning opportunities and specific maths and literacy based projects in Y1, 2 and 5 and 6
  • Staff training to provide higher quality, personalised teaching experiences
  • 1 to 1 tuition
  • Speech and Language support throughout school through highly trained full time practitioner
  • Enhanced assessment tracking tools
The next review of the school's pupil premium strategy will be in September 2017


T. 0113 3230010 E. linda.mackie@meadowfieldclc.org Head Teacher. Mrs Helen Stout