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What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers.

Currently, the premium is worth £1320 and goes to pupils who are currently on Free School Meals (FSM) or have been registered for (FSM) in the past six years, children in care, adopted children and service children also continue to qualify for the Pupil Premium.

The Premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported. The Government considers the above groups as indicators of deprivation, and has provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period. At Sandhurst Primary School, we will be using the indicator of those eligible for FSM as well as identified vulnerable groups as our target children to ‘close the gap’ regarding attainment.

Sandhurst Primary School: Closing the gap

At Sandhurst Primary School, we are passionate and committed to closing the gap. Our end of Key Stage 2 results for the previous two years, demonstrate that we are successfully closing the gap and our Pupil Premium children achieve above the national average and in line with or better than their peers.

What has been the impact of the Pupil Premium Funding over the past 2 academic years?

    The tables below shows how we are continuing to close the gaps between pupil premium children and their peers.

    Sandhurst Primary Pupil Premium Funding Impact 2017–2018

    End of Key Stage 2 Attainment 2018

    Subject Non Pupil Premium Pupil Premium
    Reading 87% 100%
    Writing 87% 100%
    Maths 93% 100%
    RWM combined 87% 100%

    End of Key Stage 2 Attainment 2017

    Subject Non Pupil Premium Pupil Premium
    Reading 83% 83%
    Writing 83% 83%
    Maths 83% 83%
    RWM combined 83% 83%
    What is the school’s allocation of Pupil Premium Funding?

      2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
      £37400 £28020 £31680
      What percentage of our pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding?

        The figures for Pupil Premium Eligibility are taken from the January census. At this time, we had 15% of pupils on roll who were eligible for Pupil Premium Funding. All of these were identified under the Ever6 category, (i.e. in receipt of Free School Meals at any point in the past six years).

        Our pupil premium strategy will be reviewed in July every year, with a mid-year budget review in February.

        What was the Pupil Premium Funding spent on in the academic year 2017-2018 ?
        • Attendance and punctuality, transition to KS3
        • Pupil Premium Conferencing – 2 termly 1:1 meetings with PPG pupils and their class teacher
        • Resources to meet the individual needs of pupils
        • Quality First Teaching and intervention – training and support e.g. attachment training
        • Financial assistance to ensure inclusion and enrichment i.e. Lunch time club, and contributions towards school trips
        • Funding to attend Breakfast Club
        • Reading incentives i.e. Read and Discover prizes
        • Attendance incentives i.e.VIP Bounce afternoons 6 times a year
        • Summer holiday support resources
        • Homework support resources
        • Help with school uniform
        • Forest school provision

        How is our Pupil Premium Monitored throughout the year?

          Our Pupil Premium Leader conducts the following monitoring over the course of the year.

          Half Termly Monitoring Termly Monitoring
          Book look: Pupil Premium V Non-Pupil Premium Pupil Premium Conferencing
          Data: in year monitoring of progress of Pupil Premium Children V Non-Pupil Premium Children Pupil Voice
          Learning walks and class visits Whole school review of barriers
          Pupil Voice

              During our most recent Pupil Premium Pupil Voice (September 2018), the responses showed the following.

              When asked, “What helps you most in school?” the most popular responses were, “Working with the class teacher” and “Working in a small group with the class teacher.”

              When asked, “Which activities and techniques help you learn outside lessons?” the most popular responses were “Going on school trips” and “Attending after school clubs.”

              When asked, “What are your feelings about particular school lessons and activities?” The most overwhelmingly positive responses were attributed to “Forest School.”

              Further Information
              Pupil Premium Impact 2017-2018
              Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2019
              Spending Allocation 2018-2019