Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school's budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

In 2018/19 it was £27,000

In 2019/20 it was £23,720

In 2020/21 it was £20,245

In 2021/22 it was £22,000

In 2022/23 it is £22,598

In 2023/24 it is £21,512

The school’s evaluation of its own performance is rigorous. Tracking of progress over time for each pupil is thorough. We use school performance information, KS1 and KS2 SATs, and EYFS data together with whole-school data to evaluate impact in terms of attainment and progress. Areas for development are quickly identified and targeted strategies/interventions are developed quickly to promote improvement.

  • A wide range of data is used – achievement data; pupils’ work; observations; learning walks; staff, parent and pupil voice
  • Pupil progress assessment data is collected centrally termly so that the impact of interventions can be closely monitored
  • Teachers closely monitor the progress of the children in their class and make adjustments to their planning and pedagogy as appropriate
  • Assessments are closely moderated to ensure they are accurate
  • Teaching staff and support staff attend and contribute to pupil progress meetings each term and the identification of children is reviewed
  • Regular feedback about performance is given to children and parents
  • Interventions are adapted or changed if they are not working
  • A designated member of the SLT maintains an overview of pupil premium spending
  • A member of the Local Academy Board is given responsibility for Pupil Premium


  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils through Quality First Teaching and use of additional support by Teaching Assistants.
  • Intervention books record lack of progress and strategies used to close the gap.
  • During termly pupil progress meetings, pupils who are not on-track are identified and interventions planned.
  • We 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
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
  • Sandiway Primary School has an appointed member of the Senior Leadership Team as Pupil Premium Champion and a link Local Academy Board member


The range of provision the Local Academy Board considers making for this group could include:

  • Providing small group work for pupils entitled to pupil premium funding with an experienced teacher/teaching assistant focussed on overcoming gaps in learning to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement
  • 1:1 support for pupils entitled to pupil premium funding to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement
  • Additional speech and language support by a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
  • Emotional Literacy support through trained Support Staff (ELSA)
  • Acquiring effective materials for pupils entitled to pupil premium funding aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading, writing and mathematics
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving pupils entitled to pupil premium funding to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in English and Mathematics.


  • It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher and Pupil Premium Champion to produce regular reports for the Local Academy Board
  • The Headteacher will work with the Pupil Premium Champion to analyse the impact of Pupil Premium allocation; comparisons are made termly to judge progress and attainment for pupils receiving Pupil Premium and those who do not
  • Teachers create a termly class action plan to show provision that will be put in place for the following term
  • An evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support will be available for governors at the end of each academic year
  • The Local Academy Board of the school will ensure that there is an annual (completed during September) statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium Funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils at the end of each academic year. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education and will appear on our school website.

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Sandiway Primary School

Weaverham Road, Sandiway, Cheshire, CW8 2ND

01606 883298admin@sandiway.cheshire.sch.uk