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The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

2022/23 Pupil Premium funding was calculated on the basis of 29 “Ever 6” Free School Meal pupils in school and using the Children Looked After Data Return (SSDA903). The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it is used by our school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who most need it.

Total amount of pupil premium received this year so far is £44,985.

Barriers to learning include that we are working hard to overcome include the emotional, social and well-being of pupils including those with special education needs and pupils not making the expected progress or the same progress as their peers. Further information can be found in our Pupil Premium Policy.

At St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School the 2022/23 pupil premium will be allocated to interventions and provisions in:

• 1:1 tuition targeted children.
• Booster/intervention groups to “close the gap” between groups of learners or extend the more able including 'catch-up' post COVID.
• Emotional support for some children.
• SEND support, such as sensory group work, fine motor skills, speech and language development etc.
• Support purchasing school uniforms, paying for school trips etc.
• Extra support at lunchtimes for children with social and emotional issues..
• Classroom resources.

The impact of pupil premium funding is monitored and evaluated against pupil attainment and progress 3 times per year. The SLT meet with class teachers to track pupil progress and the impact of interventions on targeted pupils.

2021/2022 Pupil Premium grant was £36,970.
2019/2020 Pupil Premium grant was £25,720.
2018/2019 Pupil Premium grant was £21,760.

COVID-19 Catch-Up Funding

Please click the link below to view our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement