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
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 2017). These results are in line with the new measures and curriculum that has been introduced this year in English and Mathematics
• 33% of Pupil Premium students achieved standard passes in English and Mathematics.
• 14% of Pupil Premium students achieved standard passes in the English Baccalaureate.
• Pupil Premium students achieved an Attainment 8 score of 38.
• Pupil Premium students achieved a Progress 8 score of -0.41.
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, staffing educational equipment.
· Assistance with Uniform and stationery, where required
· Provision of dedicated academic and pastoral staff to promote the academic progress of disadvantaged students.
· Assistance with the finance for educational Visits
· Provision of bespoke enrichment opportunities and residential experiences for disadvantaged students.
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 a link to financial plan for the year ahead is available on the website alongside an evaluation of the financial plan from 2016/17.
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 Growcott||Mrs Stacey|
|9||Mrs Rigby||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.
Pupil Premium information letter
Eligibilty for additonal funding
The documents below detail the Pupil Premium Plan for St Thomas More Catholic Academy:
The document below contains Year 7 catch-up premium details: