Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium Report

Sandy Hill Academy


The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.


At Sandy Hill Academy we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.


2014/5 Actual Data  



In the 2014/15 academic year, 32 of our pupils were on free school meals.


Total number of pupils on roll: 252                                                                             


Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant: 32            


Amount per pupil received: £1,320       


2014/5 Pupil Premium Money



Use of Grant

Teaching Interventions                                                                                               £8000

Additional Teaching Assistant Support                                                                          £6802

Pupil Premium Mentor                                                                                                £2000

Educational Visits and After School Clubs                                                                     £4050

1:1 Support / Mentoring                                                                                             £5000

Thrive Training                                                                                                          £3000

Achievement for All                                                                                                    £2000

Parent Support Advisor                                                                                              £8000




Impact Evaluation



Impact on outcomes for pupils

Booster Lessons and Teacher Interventions

Specifically targeted activities aimed at reducing the gap.


Classroom Support

TA support: 1;1 / small group intervention aimed at increasing self-esteem / reducing the gap.


Intervention Groups- Friends, social skills, Pupil-Premium mentor etc

Supporting social and emotional skills.

Increasing self-esteem and attitudes to own learning.


Funded Camp and Clubs

Allowing inclusion for all activities throughout the whole school. Supporting social and emotional skills.


Thrive Trained Practitioners (SENCo and TA)


Now able to assess emotional/ social needs through the ‘Thrive’ framework to create – individual plans or whole class screenings.


Achievement for All

Using the framework and principles of Achievement for all- focus groups consist of PP children to track, monitor and support  this vulnerable group of children.

Employment of Parent Support Advisor

Works with families – during periods of need. Identifies other agencies who can support the family and school.





The gap between non-FSM and FSM who achieve Level 4+ has decreased to 10 % and is below the national gap of 16%


FSM pupils in Y6 2014-15 :


100 % - 2 Levels Progress

75%    -  More Than Expected Progress




Year 6 Average

Year 2 Average