The Pupil Premium at St Thomas More Catholic Academy
This is additional funding of up to £935 to support your child’s education. The aim of the additional funding is to provide all pupils with fair and equal opportunities to achieve and excel in all areas of the curriculum.
School Success with Pupil Premium
This year Pupil Premium students have achieved excellent results in their GCSEs. Alongside the school results Pupil Premium students have achieved their best results ever.
59% of Pupil Premium students achieved good passes in English and Mathematics. This is an increase of 26% from 2015 and is above the National 2015 figure of 58% for all pupils nationally.
24% of Pupil Premium students achieved good passes in the English Baccalaureate. This is an increase of 9% from 2015 and is in line with the National 2015 figure of 24% for all pupils nationally.
Pupil Premium students achieved an Attainment 8 score of 48. This is an increase from the 2015 of 40 and is in line the National 2015 figure for all pupils nationally.
Pupil Premium students achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.05. This is an increase from the 2015 of -0.58 and is above the National 2015 figure of - 0.35 for all pupils nationally. This means that our students have achieved over half a grade more on average across all subjects than they achieved in 2015.
In English and Mathematics Pupil Premium students at our school have performed above all students at our school for the Progress 8 measure.
Who is eligible for the Pupil Premium?
Pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium if certain criteria are met. These are:
Ever 6 Free School Meals Children- children who have been eligible for free school meals in of any the last six years
Looked after Children in the care of the local authority
Children who are no longer looked after by the local authority due to adoption, guardianship or residence order
Ever 5 Service children- children eligible for the service child premium in any of the previous 4 years as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time this year.
How do we use Pupil Premium Funds at our school?
The funds are used to support the pupils in a variety of ways including academic and non-academic areas. A detailed financial plan is produced each year outlining the different ways in which funds are allocated to support education. These include:
Additional support in making academic progress- smaller class sizes, mentoring, educational equipment.
Financial support with peripatetic lessons
Assistance with Uniform, where required
Key stationary provided
Assistance with the finance for educational Visits
If your child is in receptor for the Pupil Premium then you will have received a letter outlining further details of how the funding is used. Additionally the a link to financial plan for the year ahead is available on the website alongside an evaluation of the financial plan from 2016.
What to do next?
If you think that you may be entitled to receive the Pupil Premium for your child please contact Mrs Horne in the school office. She will provide you with a form to complete as well as guidance on the completion of the form. Further information is provided with the link to the eligibilty for additonal funding letter.
If your child does qualify for the Pupil premium you will received a letter regarding this. A link to the letter is also available on the school website, please see the Pupil Premium infomation Letter.
Please liaise with student support officers for your child or Head of Year regarding particular support that you may require and how the school assist your child to fulfil their potential.
|Head of Year||Student Support Officer|
|7||Ms Nuttall||Mrs Britton|
|8||Mr Millington||Mrs Stacey|
|9||Mrs Powell||Mrs Martin|
|10||Mrs Richards||Mr Dale|
|11||Mr Harvey||Mr Dale|
Eligibility for Additional Funding- Pupil Premium Letters - Please click on the images below to view.
|Eligibilty for additonal funding||Pupil Premium infomation Letter.|
The document below details the Pupil Premium Plan for St Thomas More Catholic Academy:
The document below contains Year 7 catch-up premium details: