Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding was  first introduced in April 2011, and is paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in Reception class to Year 11. There is also funding allocated for looked-after children. 

Pupil Premium is an additional allocation to main school funding and is used to fund initiatives which aim to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.  It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision would be most effective for those individuals and groups of children identified as needing additional support.

School will receive an allocation of £1,320 for each child as registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

We will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

  • Adoption
  • A special guardianship order
  • A child arrangements order
  • A residence order

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the above reasons, they will attract the £1,900 rate.

​Although all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are currently entitled to receive free school meals as part of the government's universal free school meal offer, school will only receive pupil premium funding if parents register their children as being eligible. This is also important for those families who are eligible and want their children to have a free school meal in KS2.

​School is constantly reviewing the best way to use Pupil Premium funding, and resources required to accelerate progress and will ensure you are kept up to date of any changes

Please the below how our annual Pupil Premium reports.

Pupil Premium Proposed Spend and Action plan 2019-20

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-20

PP Impact 2018-19

Pupil Premium Proposed Spend Action Plan 2018-19

Latest News


5 Nov 2019

At St Michael and St Thomas we have exceptionally high expectations for the behaviour of everyone in our community – pupils, staff, parents and visitors. Our pupils are polite and well mannered, something which is commented on regularly by visitors …more

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Parent Dates

17 Oct 2019

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Lunch & Snack

14 Aug 2019

At lunchtime, pupils have the choice of a school meal prepared by our catering company, Mellors, which is prepared freshly on site, or they are able to bring their own packed lunch. Our school meals are provided at a cost of £2.50 per day (£12.50 …more

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