Middleton Primary School is located in Leeds and 63% of pupils received pupil premium funding last year which is a figure far higher than the national average of 28%.

As part of the randomised control trial we carried out in Year 6 Maths tuition, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation, Middleton were in the control group.  Since then, 11 pupils in Year 6 received tutoring in Maths.  Samantha Williams, Headteacher, said

“We were keen to utilise Tutor Trust’s services after the EEF project and we’ve found them to be an effective resource and a real benefit for our pupils.”

82% of the pupils (9 out of 11) achieved age-related expectations in their KS2 Maths SATs and Vasileios Koutsampeloulis, the tutor, thoroughly enjoyed his time at Middleton.  He said, “Tutoring at Middleton Primary School has been an eye-opening experience for me.  Supporting pupils that come from socio-economic disadvantaged backgrounds every week has impacted immensely on the way I have developed not only as a primary school teacher/tutor but also as a person.”  Samantha was also really pleased with how tuition went and said, “Our students thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the sessions prepared by Vasileios last year and we found him to be a knowledgeable and professional tutor.”  So much so that Middleton are working with us again this year. “We were so impressed that we’ve opted to continue the relationship this year and have been pleased with the early impact.”