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Pupil Premium 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 current financial year 2018-2019 Thomson House School has been allocated pupil premium funding of £26,400.

Please see below how we intend to spend this allocation during the academic year 2018-19:

Area of Support



Impact on PPG Children

Music Lessons

PPG children assessed as having musical talent have 1:1 weekly piano and violin lessons. Keyboards and violins for home use are supplied to those PPG children for practise purposes.




The school pays the cost of purchasing THS logo school uniform including PE kit, backpack etc.




At THS all children have school lunches. The school helps financially towards the cost of lunches so all PPG are included in the lunch time experience.



Academic Support

One to one support/small group support, out of class, from SLT and other members of staff in Reading, Writing & Maths. PPG children are provided with home online access to our handwriting scheme. 


Secondary school support Small group support is offered to PPG children for preparation for secondary school entrance exams.  £500  


Extra-curricular activities to provide PPG with aspirational opportunities to build their self-esteem and resilience, assisting them in becoming self-assured, confident learners.


Challenge Employment of a part-time assistant teacher to lead challenge groups for the academically more able PPG. In addition, the more able PPG are invited to participate in lunchtime maths challenge clubs led by SLT. £1,930  

Emotional and Well-being Support

Employment of a part-time assistant teacher to lead nurture group sessions.

Employment of a play therapist one day per week to facilitate the building of self-esteem, resilience and confidence. 



Physical Development

The school will provide opportunities for PPG to participate in a range of physical development activities to maintain a healthy and well-rounded lifestyle. 



Strategic Leader

Appointment of SLT member to champion PPG, monitor attendance, punctuality and outcomes, provide a link between school and home and evaluate impact of strategies. 



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 2017-18 the Pupil Premium entitlement is £1,320 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.

Pupil Premium Funding:

Pupil Premium Funding 2017 - 2018 - Click here for more details

Sports Premium Funding:

Sports Premium Funding 2018 - 2019 - Click here for more details

Sports Premium Funding 2017 - 2018 - Click here for more details