Sandown School

Sandown Primary School

Sandown Primary School
Thomas Becket

Pupil Premium Spending

The pupil premium funding is delegated to schools to support and overcome barriers for some pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals (or have been entitled in the past six years), Looked After Children and children of active Servicemen and Servicewomen.

  • Pupil Premium 2014-2015 £110 290
  • Pupil Premium 2015-2016 £133 900
  • Pupil Premium 2016-2017 £133 900

The Purpose of the Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil Premium is grant funding and is in addition to the School’s Delegated Budget. It is allocated to children from low-income families, service families and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months or have been adopted.  Pupil Premium Funding is used to raise attainment, promote social skills, independent learning and positive behaviour in order to increase pupil progress and well-being. At Sandown School we have chosen to allocate funding, resources and intervention in-line with the school year. Therefore, allocating 7/12 of the Pupil Premium financial budget 2017 – 2018 and 5/12 of 2018-2019 financial budgets per academic year.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), children in care and adopted children and their peers by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. Children from Service families are also eligible for additional funding to support their well-being.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. However, schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support eligible pupils and families.  Measures are included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of the pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

Please find the details of 2016-2017 Pupil Premium information.  (click here)