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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 2018 to 2019 academic year


Sandringham Primary School

Academic Year


Total number of pupils

405 (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

June 2019

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 
  • Behaviour and attitudes to learning
  • Some of our pupils live in areas of poverty 
  • Attendance rates for pupils eligible for pupil premium are below other children nationally 
  • Some of our pupils have complex family circumstances 

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 
    • same day teacher led intervention 
    • additional high quality first teaching for groups as identified in data tracking
    • evidence based interventions following set programmes
    • CPD for all teachers - SSIF Maths Mastery Programme
    • quality first teaching and a whole school approach to using Thrive to support behaviour
  • Engage families with school and contribute positively to their child’s education by providing
    • additional Parent Support Advisor to work with parents, including in Nursery
    • Family Learning sessions
  • Help children regulate their own emotions by 
    • Thrive training for new staff
    • employing two learning mentors to work with children using the Thrive approach
    • providing a buddy for 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 
  • Providing funded Breakfast Club Places

Our review of how we used our pupil premium allocation (£164,000) during 2017-2018: