Melling Primary School

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. The level of the premium in 2011-12 was originally £488 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months. The Government then decided that eligibility for the Pupil premium from 2012-13 would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6). It was increased to £623 per pupil in 2012-13 and to £900 per pupil for the academic year 2013-14.


Academic year 2016-17 we received £54,120 Pupil Premium funding.

Academic year 2017-18 we received £46,920 Pupil Premium funding.

Academic year 2018-19 we received £39,740 Pupil Premium funding.

Academic year 2019-20 we received £50,760 Pupil Premium funding.


Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school, we have a very good track record of ensuring that children make good progress. Historically, levels of attainment can be lower for some children who are eligible for FSM - this is a national trend.


Our Pupil Premium funding has been used to provide a range of targeted additional support for our children through one to one and small group interventions throughout the school. These interventions assist in eliminating barriers to learning and progress, and support children in knowing where they are and what steps they need to take to improve their work. Additionally, the funding has been used to allow children to access enrichment activities to open up their opportunities to be involved in a broad and balanced variety of experiences.


The use of funding has had a significant positive impact on children’s attainment. We are delighted with our results, which show that the school has maintained its high standards. The results reflect the hard work of all staff; excellent partnerships with parents and families, and a determination to ensure EVERY child succeeds in being the best they can be.


Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium funding, how we allocate the funding and the impact this has on an annual basis.

Letter of congratulations from the Government