The government provides academies and schools with additional funding to help reduce the inequalities and gaps in attainment between those students who are on free school meals (or have been in in the last 6 years) and their peers. This funding is called the Pupil Premium.
Every academy and school can select how they chose to use their Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for students. Pupil premium funding was first introduced in April 2011. It is allocated to pupils who are currently known to be eligible for free school meal or have received free school meals in the last six year and pupils who are looked after, from the first day of the care episode.
Use of the Pupil Premium at Sandringham School
Our vision goes well beyond simply narrowing the gap between those who are economically advantaged and those who are not. We are determined to ensure that all students, irrelevant of background or prior attainment, have the qualifications and attributes necessary to success at a world class university or prestigious apprenticeship.
Please see the PDF attachments for a detailed breakdown of how PP funding is allocated across a range of initiatives at Sandringham School.
We are particularly proud that our Disadvantaged students had a Progress 8 score of 0.73 and an Attainment 8 score of 60.1 in the Summer 2017 GCSE results, meaning that our students make around three-quarters of a grade more progress than their peers nationally with the same prior attainment.