Ofsted's report in May 2014 recognises the support Millbrook makes to closing the gap, stating that:
The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium, which is extra government funding for particular groups, including pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, and looked after children is well above the national average.
Pupils who benefit from pupil premium support have accelerated their progress because of extra adult help. As a result, previous gaps in attainment between these pupils and other pupils at the end of Year 6 in 2013, of nearly six months in reading and writing and mathematics, have all been closed. Pupils supported by the pupil premium now achieve as well as other pupils and are making good progress.
There is a new requirement to publish the % of children in Year 6 who are able to meet the National Curriculum requirements for swimming. These are as follows:
- to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
For the last school year, 2018/19, there were a total of 41 children in Y6. By the end of the year, 31 out of 41 children met the above criteria. This is 76% of the cohort. At the start of the year, 40% of the cohort met the criteria.
Data for the current school year will be published as the children complete their sessions.