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St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

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Pupil Premium & Free School Meals

Our Pupil Premium Funding


Introduced in April 2011, the pupil premium is allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM) and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. 


It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium allocated to their school is spent.  Schools are held accountable for their use of the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the impact this has on educational attainment.  School performance tables now include a ‘Narrowing the Gap’ measure showing how disadvantaged children perform in each school.


St Thomas More Catholic Primary School receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals or who has been entitled to over the last six years, and for any ‘Looked After Children’. We publish online information about how we have used the premium.

We aim for every single one of our pupil premium funded children to reach at least national expectations in all areas. We aim for this group to achieve above the level at which all non-disadvantaged pupils nationally achieve.  We also want the attendance of our pupil premium funded children to exceed the attendance of all non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.  We have purposefully set out targets high to promote high expectations for all.  

We have largely targeted our additional pupil premium funding on:

  • Ensuring we provide first rate quality teaching to ensure outcomes are high
  • Targeted bespoke intervention where necessary
  • Pastoral care
  • Enriching experiences


Please click on our strategy statements below for further details: