Pupil Premium, CATCH-UP FUNDING and Sport Premium
Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers.
The Government believes that schools should decide how the Pupil Premium is allocated and spent, since it is felt that they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
Some of the support and resources funded by the pupil premium also benefits children who may not necessarily be eligible for the premium but have been identified by the school as being at a disadvantage compared to their peers.
In the last financial year 2020-21 Thomson House School was allocated pupil premium funding of £39,005.
Please see below how we spent the allocation during the academic year 2020-21.
Pupil Premium Funding:
Pupil Premium Funding 2020-21- Click here for more details
Your child will receive a free school lunch until the end of Year 2. This meal is completely without charge to all parents of children in Reception, Y1 and Y2.
However, if you are in one of the categories below then your child is also entitled to ‘Pupil Premium’ – an amount which the Government gives directly to schools to support your child’s education. For the year 2020-21 the Pupil Premium entitlement is £1,345 for each child.
Your child will be entitled to Pupil Premium if you receive one of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income Based Job Seeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual household income of less than £16,190
Please click here to find out details and how to apply for free school meals.
CATCH-UP FUNDING (COVID-19):
Catch-Up Funding has been allocated to schools in response to the pandemic and the impact that school closure has had on children. Information on how we have used this funding is in the report below.
Catch-Up Funding (Covid-19) 2020-21 - Click here for more details.