Pupil Premium

The St Thomas More Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020

The Pupil Premium, which is additional school funding, was introduced in April 2011. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying national inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and other pupils. The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not meet the minimum expectations reading or maths at the end of key stage 2.

STM Mission statement: ‘committed to develop fully all of its members’

At St Thomas More RC College, we are determined to ensure that every child, regardless of background, is given an education which allows them to reach their potential.
Over the last four years the gap between Disadvantaged and Non- Disadvantaged pupils in St Thomas More has continued to close. In 2018, Disadvantaged pupils in St Thomas More made progress in line with all pupils nationally.

 Over the period 2011-2014, we were in the top 20 schools in the North West for the percentage of pupil premium pupils achieving 5+A*-C grades including English and Maths. Furthermore, during the period 2017 -2019, the attainment of Pupil Premium pupils was above the Pupil Premium national average. At St Thomas More, we plan to build on our successes in helping all our pupils to achieve their potential by further increasing the focus on the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. 

The Pupil Premium funding will be used to support this plan. In particular, we want to increase attainment of disadvantaged pupils and therefore narrow the gap between this group and non-disadvantaged pupils.

At St Thomas More, we combine a clear understanding of the needs of our pupils along with a knowledge of current research to allocate the spending of the Pupil premium grant. Research sources applied to our strategies include the Sutton Trust report‘Subject to Background’, and the Education Endowment Foundation Teaching and Learning Toolkit.

The following documents explain the use Pupil Premium funding and the impact it has had.

2019-20 Strategy for Disadvantaged Pupils

2018 - 2019 Pupil Premium Context

2017 - 2018 Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure

2017 - 2018 Catch Up Premium Planned Expenditure

2016 - 2017 Pupil Premium Expenditure

2015 - 2016 Pupil Premium Expenditure

2014 - 2015 Pupil Premium Expenditure

2012 - 2014 Pupil Premium Expenditure

2017 Outcomes of Pupil Premium Expenditure

2012 - 2015 Outcomes of Pupil Premium Expenditure

2016 - 2017 Impact of Catch Up Premium 

2015 - 2016 Impact of Catch Up Premium

2014 - 2015 Impact of Catch Up Premium 

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