Pupil Premium

Pupil premium funding is a national initiative, launched in 2011, designed to raise attainment for all disadvantaged pupils. A pupil is identified as pupil premium if they:

  • are eligible for free school meals or have been eligible in the previous six years
  • have been looked after, or are covered by a guardianship or residency order
  • have been adopted from care
  • have a parent serving in the armed forces

‘Closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers is the greatest challenge facing English schools. The gap is stubborn because its causes are entrenched and complex, and most lie beyond the control of schools and educators. However, it is clear that schools can make a difference. In England, the gap has closed in both primary and secondary schools since the introduction of the Pupil Premium, and in every part of the country schools have demonstrated how great teaching and careful planning can make a huge impact on the outcomes of disadvantaged children.’

Education Endowment Foundation – The EEF Guide to Pupil Premium funding

Further information:

  • All downloadable documents that appear on our website are also available upon request in paper format from the school office.

‘Our school is a great place to learn. Everyone in the school is amazing, kind and caring.’

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‘School dinners are brilliant, and the kitchen staff are even nicer!’

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‘I can’t wait for the Year 6 residential trip. I am so excited for this experience!’

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‘Explanations are clear and easy to understand. If your child attends this school, you are giving them the best chance. Mallard has given me everything I need to prepare me for my secondary years.’

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‘Mallard Primary School is the school to choose because the teachers make learning fun (as possible). Additonally, you have many opportunities like signing up for Pupil Parliament, and a range of after-school clubs.’

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‘Our school has many positive aspects. The behaviour is outstanding; play-time includes a variety of activities; teachers in the school community offer help and support. This school shows how everyone is treated fairly, equally and this is why I come here!’

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‘Mallard Primary School offers a lot of learning opportunities. The teachers are always there to help when there is a student in need.’

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‘In our school, the teachers are really great at teaching every subject across the curriculum. The dinner options are a bonus too!’

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‘Mallard Primary School is a great school with plenty of opportunities. The staff are always keeping a close eye on the children to make them safe.’

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‘I love maths and PE sessions because the teachers make them enjoyable.’

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‘I love the science sessions because of the practical investigations.’

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‘This is an amazing school: really kind and caring teachers; amazing learning opportunities; lots of help if you neeedd it! There is a range of topics to learn, which are taught to you in fun and easy ways. Mallard Primary School is a really good option for anyone looking for a new school.’

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‘All lessons come with full explanations, and the teachers and support staff are there to help and answer any questions.’

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