Pupil Premium

 The St Thomas More Pupil Premium Strategy 

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 we are determined to ensure that every child, regardless of background, is given an education which allows them to reach their potential. 

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.

St Thomas More 2021 Summer School Overview

2021 - 2022 Catch Up Plan

2021 - 2022 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

2020 - 2021 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

2019 - 2020 Catch Up Premium Funding

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