Pupil Premium is money allocated to schools by the Government in addition to their budgets. It was introduced in 2011. It is calculated by the number of pupils on Free School Meals and is intended to help them reach their full potential.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent as they are best placed to assess what extra provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
How has St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive School used the Pupil Premium?
The letter below details the extra-curricular support which will be provided for families for whom the school receives Pupil Premium. This includes a contribution towards compulsory trips and exemption from Governors’ Fund.
Additionally, there are other ways of how the school uses the Pupil Premium.
The overriding principle is that the money has been used to facilitate access to the curriculum. To provide opportunities and to improve the achievement of the pupils concerned.
- Funding extra sets in English, Maths and Science in KS4
- Funding after school Homework Club
The following case studies show achievements of Pupil Premium students for the last two years: