• Sarah D. Young, Headteacher : telephone 01263 578144

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We are required to demonstrate where our Primary PE and Sport Funding is allocated each year. The funding is in place to make “additional and sustainable improvements” to the quality of PE and Sport we offer, and how we encourage Key Stage 2 pupils to engage in Healthy, Active lifestyles.



Funding for 2017-18                        £16000

Carry over from 2016-17              £0

Total budget 2017-18                     £16000

  ACTIVITY COST (Estimated)
1 Transport to competitions 1500
2 Cover for staff to attend competitions 2500
3 Visiting coaches/teachers for Yoga, Martial arts, Zumba & other 2000
4 Theme Days  500
5 Activity week activities 1000
6 New Team Kits and printing costs 500
7 Maintenance animal runs/feed 1000
8 Cover for staff to attend Special School PE group meetings 500
9 Extra swimming sessions to ensure minimum requirements met 1000
10 Maintenance and extension of existing Outdoor Learning spaces 500
11 3 x Health Living days including external instructors & resources 1000
12 Team Building day including outdoor adventure 2000
13 Active Lifestyle booklets/diaries for pupils 200
  Current Estimated costs 2017-18 (as at January 2018) 14200



To ensure continued, and increased participation rates in KS2 students

To ensure as many KS2 students as possible meet minimum requirements re Swimming

PE staff to ‘Team Teach’ with outside providers in order to provide a wider scope of activities

To increase confidence of KS2 pupils to participate in new activities

Promote Health Active lifestyles outside of schools

Increase outdoor learning opportunities

Our funding for 2016-17 was  £ 8187 and was spent in the following areas:

1 Travel to extra-curricular competition 1185
2 Cover for absent staff to attend these competitions 2085
3 Sensory equipment for each class and breakout areas 1000
4 Visiting coaches in Dance, Martial Arts, Yoga and Tennis 1410
5 Introducing a House System to implement lunchtime competition 300
6 Chickens, feed and runs allowing students to interact with animals and opportunities for Outdoor Learning 1500
7 Training for staff in LOTC 150
8 Outdoor Living days 100
9 Implementing ‘Healthy Living’ days for KS2 theme days 100
10 Activity week trips and visits including ‘Bewilderwood.’ 502
11 allotment areas 50
12 Cover for staff to attend Special Schools PE Group meetings 475
13 Work on ‘Outdoor Learning’ areas in the woods, and garden/pond area 100
14 Equipment for outside areas (skipping ropes, balls etc) 50
  Unallocated funding/Carry over (or overspend) £ 9007 (£820)



This money has helped increase participation in healthy, active lifestyles, and educated KS2 students as to the benefits of participation in Sport and Outdoor activities. It has helped educate pupils as to where their healthy food comes from, and how animal care can provide a therapeutic and rewarding environment. Pupils collect eggs, pick fruit, and harvest vegetables, to use in their cooking lessons.

KS2 pupils now have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular Inter-House competition, and take part in competition with other SEND schools in the County. Every Student in Key Stage 3 represented the school in an extra-curricular competition with/against pupils from other SEND schools in Norfolk.

Training from Outdoor Learning CPD has been disseminated to Key Stage staff and Pupils in Years 3-6 regularly take part in LOTC activities. Outdoor classroom areas have been developed in the woodland, and around the pond area, to enable students to learn in different environments. All Key Stage 2 classes have their own ‘areas’ within the allotment area in which to plant, cultivate and harvest herbs and vegetables. KS2 students will continue this education into KS3 as Outdoor Learning has been adopted into the curriculum for Years 7-9.

PE staff have participated in the delivery of activities from external providers, in order to up-skill and enable these activities to continue in the future.



Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible under achievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the Local Authority and the children of armed service personnel.  All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used.  It was first introduced in April 2011, since then the amount schools receive has increased.  Schools will receive funding based on the amount of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. The impact of the funding should also be reported.

For the academic year 2017/18 Sidestrand Hall School received £88,720.

We received a total of £67,320 (71 (students on FSM pupil premium) with an additional £21,400 for our children in care 10 LAC/PLAC).  61% of students at Sidestrand Hall are entitled to pupil premium spend of which 12% are looked after children.

To review the spending of Pupil Premium an audit took place of the barriers to learning for these students; this focused the spending to address the areas of particular need.

The Pupil Premium was used to support the learning of all vulnerable students in the following ways:

  • Employment of a Speech and Language Therapist and a Clinical Support worker
  • Elklan training and resources for identified staff
  • PECs Intensive Interaction training for identified staff
  • Support for Mental Health within the school to support students’ emotional wellbeing
  • Training and implementation of Thrive support as part of an intervention programme for identified students
  • Identified lead to support LAC students
  • Identified support to manage and coordinate Transition
  • Library books to support the development of a new LibraryBus
  • To train and embed Read Write Inc within Keystage 2
  • Sensory Integration
  • Subsidise School visits and events

Impact of funding

  • 91% of Pupil Premium students made good or outstanding progress in Maths
  • 91% of Pupil Premium students made good or outstanding progress in English
  • 100% of Pupil Premium students made good or outstanding progress in Maths and English in Keystage 2
  • 93% of Pupil Premium students made good or outstanding progress in Maths and English in Keystage 3
  • 75% of Pupil premium students made good or outstanding progress in Maths and English in Keystage 4
  • 64% of students entitled to Pupil Premium achieved Bronze Duke of Edinburgh
  • 54% of pupil premium students achieved Entry Level 3 in Independent Living
  • 46% of pupil premium students achieved Entry Level 2 in Independent living

 Funding for 2018/19


(Additional monies can also be applied for the 8 LAC children)

Plans for spending the pupil premium allocation next year:

  • Continue the employment of a Speech and Language Therapist and a Clinical Support worker
  • Support for Mental Health within the school to support students’ emotional wellbeing
  • To further embed the Read Write Inc scheme in KS3
  • OMI Vision board to support students’ development and interaction using ICT
  • Elklan training/accreditation and resources for identified staff (£1908)
  • Subsidising trips and enrichment experiences for pupils entitled to pupil premium
  • Subsidising day trips and residential
  • Support to pupils and family at TAC/CIN/CP level
  • Duke of Edinburgh Staffing and registration


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How we spend the pupil premium:

School Year Allocated Pupil Premium
2017-2018 £88,720
2016-2017 £89,170
2015-2016 £94,105
2014-2015 £69,745

Pupil Premium Full Report 2017-2018

2016-2017 Full Report

2015-2016 Full Report


  • Continuing Intervention and THRIVE for pupils.£62,150
  • Staff training in Signalong.£1960
  • Increased IT equipment
  • THRIVE training and equipment £2263


  • Costs in providing intervention at each Key Stage and the development of THRIVE exceeds Pupil Premium allocation and is supplemented from school budget
  • The school has continued to sustain the Key Stage intervention posts as pupil achievement data can show real impact on the rate of achievement of identified pupils. £60, 612
  • The purchase of THRIVE programme and training of Practitioners: £12 920


  • Creation of 3 Key Stage intervention posts £38, 251
  • Building alterations to create Key Stage 3 intervention room £2, 500
  • Impact is evidenced via achievement data and progress in reading is particularly strong.

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2.


2013-14 £6,500

2014-15 £6,000

2015-16 £6,500

2016-18  £10,679

We have been able to use this money in various ways to help the children improve in literacy and maths, for example:

  •  Additional Speech and Language
  •  Talking and Drawing sessions
  • Maths and Literacy resources, including puppets, animal counters, word games, ICT programmes and apps etc.
  • Drama workshops

We will continue to explore ways to invest this money, based on the needs of these pupils.

The object of the Charity is to raise funds to increase opportunities and enhance the education of the pupils at Sidestrand Hall School, either individually or as a group.  It is not for day to day running expenses. Monies raised last year was used to purchase a new playground,  the Library bus, various workshops, theatre groups,  and other smaller projects and activities throughout the school.

The Strands Charity Shop, in Cromer, opened in January 2013 and is a major fundraising stream for The Strands Charity. It also provides pupils with a valuable resource and using the shop is incorporated into the curriculum for Independent Living, Literacy, Numeracy and other aspects of pupil learning.  We currently have 8 volunteers who work at the shop, as well as Sidestrand staff who dedicate time to making it a success.

Donations for items to be sold can be taken directly to the shop or sent into the school.