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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium? 

Pupil Premium is funding given to state funded schools in England to support the achievement and progress of children from disadvantaged families. This funding is allocated to every school based on the number of eligible children on roll. Groups eligible for the funding include children currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and those previously eligible within the last 6 years, children looked after by local authorities and children previously looked after by a local authority. 

National figures commonly show that these groups of children do not achieve as well as their peers so the pupil premium is used to provide additional support in a wide variety of ways for those who need it most. As well as helping to reduce the academic inequalities and gaps in attainment between those students who are on FSM and their peers, the funding also helps to support meeting their social and emotional needs and helps enable these children to achieving their potential. 

Who can apply? 

Any Parents can apply to see if they are eligible for free school meals and pupil premium support through the link below.

How to apply

If you bring your application results screen shot whether you are elligible or not, to the school office we will gift you a free PE t-shirt just for checking.  

What does pupil premium support look like at Sandford? 

  • One free PE t-shirt, one free logo jumper or cardigan and one free book-bag EVERY year equivalent to £18.00.  
  • A free breakfast club for eligible children Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7.45-8.45 which includes a free nutritious breakfast and various activities. 
  • Half price school trips  
  • Half price music lessons – Piano/guitar/violin and wind instruments  
  • Free hot school dinners all the way through school up to and including year 6.   
  • Free milk and fruit snack at breaktime all the way through school, up to and including year 6. 

If you would like help applying for Pupil Premium please speak to Mrs Keen in the school office or contact Mrs Pampin or Mr Sampson the Pupil Premium lead.