Pupil Premium

Our mission statement is: Learning to learn together for life.

The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support us in achieving our mission.

Pupil Premium – What is it?

Pupil Premium is a grant which is allocated to schools. The Pupil Premium received for the financial year 15/16 was £47,520 and was allocated to the school with pupils on roll in January 2015 that are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. Each of these pupils will attract a specific amount of funding. Schools will have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

Every Free School Meal Pupil is targeted to make good and better progress.

Free School Meals: If you are a parent or carer, and you get one of the benefits listed, your child may receive free school meals, but you need to apply for them:
• income support
• income-based jobseekers allowance
• income-related employment and support allowance
• support under immigration and asylum law
• the guarantee part of state pension credit
• child tax credit and you have an annual income of £16,190 before tax or less
• working tax credit during the 4 week run on periodApply online now or call 0300 123 4048


At Sandridge we:

  • Ensure that High Quality First Teaching is a priority within the school and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils
  • Ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • Ensure that, when making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • Recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Allocate funding following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
Allocated Funding 2014/15 (Financial Year) Cost
Additional TA Support £12,937.00
Teacher Intervention Cost £11,100.00
Extra-Curricular £1,332.00
To be allocated at Autumn Pupil Progress Meeting £6,264.00
 Plus other £47,520


21% of our pupils currently have free school meals (FSM). This works out at 39 pupils with an amount allocated per pupil per year at £1,218.46. This in turn works out to approximately £310 per FSM pupil per term over 3 terms.

Pupil premium is used to ensure that these children make expected progress and reach age related expectation. The core of the funding pays for intervention from teaching staff.

At Sandridge we have been working hard to close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged pupils

Progress as at Summer 2014

Subject Disadvantaged in school Non-disadvantaged in school National Non- disdavantaged
Reading 100% 93% 92%
Writing 100% 93% 94%
Maths 100% 100% 91%