Pupil and Sport Premium

Pupil Premium


The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The groups of pupils who qualify for this funding are as follows:

* a child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (£1,300 in 2014/15; £953 in 2013/14)

* a child who has been: looked after for 1 day or more; adopted from care or left care under a special guardianship order/a residence order/a child arrangement order (£1900 in 2014/15)

In addition to this all, all schools were allocated Catch Up Premium in light of the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.


Accountability regarding the impact of pupil premium funding is measured in the following ways:·

  • Performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.
  • Requiring schools to publish details online each year of how they are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having on pupil achievement.
  • The Ofsted inspection framework, where inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium.

Statement of Intent

As an inclusive primary school, our intention is to provide an inspirational and inclusive learning environment with opportunity for all. Our ultimate goal is that no child is left behind socially or academically because of disadvantage. We strive to raise lifelong aspirations and focus on removing barriers to enable all our PP pupils to be the best they can. Every member of our Sandfield team has high expectations and are responsible for improving outcomes of disadvantaged pupils.
Our Pupil Premium Plan aims to address the main barriers our children face and through careful planning, targeted support, delivery of quality first teaching and early intervention; provide all children with opportunities to thrive.

Sport Provision at Sandfield

At Sandfield Primary School, we believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better. We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.

What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?

‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013). At Sandfield, we have split up the funding by the three key areas for consideration; Physical Education, Healthy Active Lifestyles and Competitive Sport. We have decided to spend the Sport Premium Grant on additional P.E. lessons provided by Planet Soccer, improving sports equipment and staff development opportunities.

PE and Sport Overview

Planet Soccer coaches run our PE clubs at lunchtimes at Sandfield Primary School. Coaches are qualified in many different sports including football, cricket, tag rugby & gymnastics and deliver top quality lessons in line with the current sport curriculum in a fun and safe environment.   Every class has a club with Planet Soccer at least once a week.

During times when the hall isn’t at its full capacity and too wet for the lesson to be taken outside, sports such as Bench Ball and Dodge Ball are taught. Sandfield staff also help the children with swimming and other sports off-site.


In Key Stage 2 all the children have swimming lessons in the Summer term in Year 5 and Year 6.  The lessons take part at The Spectrum and the children travel to the venue by foot and by coach in the colder weather.  Please see the Sport Premium Report for 2022-2023 for our Year 6 impact report.

Catch-Up Premium

Catch-Up Premium Plans Catch-Up Premium Impact Reports
Catch-Up Premium 2020-2021 Catch Up Premium Impact Report Autumn Term 2021