Pupil Premium

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011.  This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.  The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable.  Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

At St Thomas More Catholic Primary School we support all our pupils.  We do this by providing high quality teaching, supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required.  The school’s Leadership Team and Governing Body monitors the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.  The tables below show where the funding was spent and the overall impact it has had.


To find out about the current allocation, the main barriers to educational achievement for these children, how these barriers will be overcome and the effect of such measures please click here Pupil Premium overview 2017-18

To view the Pupil Premium spend for 2016/17 click  Pupil Premium overview 2016-17

To view the Pupil Eligibility Letter click pupil premium eligibility letter

Click here to view the St Thomas More Catholic Primary School – Impact Report 2016-17 (1)


Financial Year Pupil Premium Grant % of pupils on PP Grant used to fund… Cost Impact on PP children
2012-13 £49,800 47% Parent Support Advisor employed £7,921 Better than expected progress
Breakfast Club (staff & resources) £2,900 Increased attendance
Booster Groups – Maths & Reading £4,600 Better than expected progress
Extra-curricular activities £1,500 Better than expected progress
Teaching Assistant In-Class Support £32,879 Better than expected progress
2013-14 £70,522 52% Child and Family Action Worker employed £16,157
MDSA to run behaviour privilege scheme £800 Children feel behaviour is improved and they are rewarded for positive behaviour
School Milk for PP children £2,000
Employee to run breakfast club £2,200 Improved attendance by 2.1%
Teaching assistants – in class support £26,243
Booster groups – Maths and Writing £4,600
Breakfast Club consumables £2,000 Improved attendance by 2.1%
Classroom Tablet Computers £7,000


£105394 48% Child and Family Action Worker £16,904
Educational Visits £2,000
Nurture and Parent Support TA £3,308 80% PP CHILDREN
Employee to run breakfast club £2,762
Teaching assistants – in class support £59,698
Interventions for PP children £8,528
Inclusion Resources £1000
Carried forward 2015-16 £11,194


The generalised impact shows that there is little differential between those who have PP and don’t have PP at our school except in mathematics whereby our PP children achieve better results.


  Children without PP who have attained Level 4+ Children without PP who have attained Level 4+
Our school Our school
English 86% 87%
Maths 86% 80%
English & Maths Combined 75% 73%