Sandwich Infant School

Where everyone is valued and learning is fun

What is Pupil Premium?
‘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) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.’ (DFE Website).

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
The head of school, Miss Leanne Bennett, or Mrs Jenny Fletcher are available for a confidential meeting where they can offer further advice as to what you may be eligible for and how the pupil premium funding could help your child.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy has been developed using published documents such as the EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit.

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and Tutor-led funding, and how we allocate the this funding.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement - 2021-2022

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement - 2022-2023

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement - 2023-2024

"It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility"  Source - DFE website