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Pupil Premium


The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. Schools must publish a strategy for their use of the pupil premium. Below is a summary of our strategy.  A copy of our full strategy is available in the documents section.

Information about the 2017 to 2018 academic year


Sandringham Primary School

Academic Year


Total number of pupils

381 (excluding Nursery)

Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium


Total Pupil Premium budget


Date of most recent Pupil Premium Review

October 2015

Date for next internal review of this strategy

April 2018

We have identified the following barriers to attainment:

  • Low attainment on entry 
  • Social and emotional needs that have an effect on relationships, learning and progress 
  • Some of our pupils live in areas of poverty 
  • Some of our pupils have complex family circumstances 
  • Attendance rates for pupils eligible for pupil premium are below other children nationally 

How we have planned to use pupil premium allocation:

  • Increase the amount of children achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths by providing 
    • additional class teachers to retain single age classes
    • additional adults to listen to children read and to practise comprehension skills
    • targeted interventions delivered by a teacher
    • time for the Inclusion Leader to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of provision and making necessary changes
    • training support staff to be more skilful
  • Engage families with school and contribute positively to their child’s education by providing
    • opportunities to enrich the children’s life and learning experiences 
    • an experienced Parent Support Adviser to work with parents to improve family life
  • Help children regulate their own emotions by 
    • training four members of staff to use the Thrive approach
    • appointing two learning mentors to work with children using the Thrive approach
    • providing a buddy for the children to talk to and discuss any problems they might have
  • Increase attendance by employing an Education Welfare Officer to monitor and analyse data, and work with families to improve attendance
  • Introduce alternative provision mid-way through the year if/when necessary by using reserve funding to allow for changes to be made

Our review of how we used our pupil premium allocation (£153,220) during 2016-2017: