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.
The school was inspected in May 2017 by OFSTED, achieving ‘Good’ in all aspects. Ofsted recognised the successful provision that the school makes for disadvantaged students.
‘The school also makes effective use of the pupil premium funding to support disadvantaged pupils. Leaders do a detailed analysis of the issues that prevent pupils from fulfilling their potential and draw up plans to ensure that the funding is spent to address these issues successfully. The school monitors closely the impact of these plans and records show that disadvantaged pupils benefit from them, both in terms of progress and personal development.
The progress of disadvantaged pupils, like that of other pupils, is improving. The trends for current pupils in key stages 3 and 4 show that the support the school provides for disadvantaged pupils allows them to make progress that is increasingly in line with other pupils. The overall progress of disadvantaged pupils in 2016 was good.’ – OFSTED May 2017
This year Pupil Premium students have achieved positive results in their GCSEs (August 2018). These results are in line with the new GCSE grading 1-9 system, and show significant improvement in the basics compared to the previous academic year’s results.
Pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium if certain criteria are met. These are:
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:
What to do next?
If your child does qualify for the Pupil Premium, you will receive a letter regarding this. A link to the letter is also available on the school website, please see the Pupil Premium Information Letter.
|Year group||Head of Year||Student Support Officer|
|7||Ms Nuttall||Mrs Britton|
|8||Mrs Rigby||Mrs Stacey|
|9||Mr Growcott||Mrs Martin|
|10||Mr Harvey||Mr Blank|
|11||Ms Powell||Mr Dale|
The document below detail the Pupil Premium Plan for St Thomas More Catholic Academy:
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