In 2011/12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding. This is an additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Please select the document below to view the School’s Pupil Premium Policy and Strategy Statement respectively.

Pupil Premium Policy

St Thomas of Canterbury Pupil Premium Strategy 2017 to 2018

St Thomas of Canterbury Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

This money is sent to schools based on the number of children in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals within the last 6 years.

If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the school office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish your child to have school meals, please register so the school can claim the Pupil Premium funding and use it to support your child.

Pupil Premium Application form


The Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2016 to 2017

For the academic year 2016/17, the school has been allocated £180,840.00 in Pupil Premium funding.  The school will be devising an action plan on how these funds are utilised.


Pupil Premium Expenditure 2015 – 2016

Total Number of Pupils on Roll: 633FTE

Total Number of Pupils Eligible for Pupil Premium Grant: 132

Amount of Pupil Premium Grant Received Per Pupil: £1320

Total Amount oF Pupil Premium Grant Received 2015/16: £174,240.00

Nature of Support

  • Additional support from teaching assistants in the classroom
  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher or Teaching Assistant focused on overcoming gaps in learning
  • 1-1 support in class for some lessons
  • Booster Classes
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through, training TAs to lead specific intervention programmes or employing external agencies
  • Funding places on school trips to give children the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities
  • Providing resources to ensure equal opportunities for all children
  • subsidizing enrichment activities, such as; after school clubs and breakfast club.

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2014 – 2015

Impact of Pupil Premium (PP) Funding 2014/2015

Last year our Pupil Premium (PP) money was successfully used as indicated above.  This led to our children in Early Years achieving exceptionally well ( 31% better ) compared to last year’s National figures for Good Level of Development for PP children.  At the end of Year 2 and Year 6 our children achieved better in gaining either a Level 2+ or a Level 4+ respectively in nearly all subject areas compared to the National percentages for PP children.  For more information please see below for Pupil Premium Data Summer 2015.

Pupil Premium Data Summer 2017

Pupil Premium Data Summer 2016

Pupil Premium Data Summer 2 2015