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 2015-16
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.