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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

Pupil Premium Statement 2015/16

Mission Statement: 

At St John Fisher & Thomas More RC High School we seek to recognise the worth and dignity of all people to deliver a challenging, high quality education which enables everyone to grow as balanced individuals, intellectually, spiritually and morally.  We seek to provide a secure, supporting and stimulating Christian environment within the context of Catholic tradition, in which justice, tolerance, forgiveness and generosity are practised with courtesy, consideration and common sense and celebrate together our reasons for living and hoping.

We are determined that every pupil will reach their full potential and the provision of the Pupil Premium to help close the gap in life chances between the most advantaged and the most disadvantaged members of our community fits well with our ethos.

In the financial year 2015/16 the school has been allocated £156,145 which is based on 167 pupils eligible for Free School Meals (including FSM Ever6) @ £935.  This is an indicative amount which will be reviewed in the annual pupil census.

Provision Year group No of PP pupils involved Details/Notes on Costs Actual Costs
Pupil Premium Handbook  All 167 Toolkit used to develop strategies & provide guidance 900
Pupil Premium Co-ordinator All 167 Element of salary specific to Pupil Premium work 4933

Academic Interventions

KS3 & KS4


Element of salary costs for Learning Mentor & HLTA


Pastoral interventions All 167 Element of Heads of Year TLR allowances – work specific to pastoral role:  £1741 x 5 8705
Employment of a bi-lingual TA3 7 3 Employment of TA3 to work with EAL (·4) 7435
Attendance Improvement Worker All 167 Salary of AIW 12076
Targeted pastoral support for HOYs re attendance All 167 Providing home visits to improve attendance of FSM pupils, administrative back up for HOYs, eg phone calls home; element of salary costs (·4 from Sep 15) 7929
Pupil Premium initiatives All 167 Provision of enrichment activities and opportunities  14684

Resources/ enrichment activities/  departmental development for PP cohort



Curriculum Leaders to bid for funds with the specific directive of ‘narrowing the gaps’: progress made between boys and girls and FSM/non-FSM pupils


Careers based initiatives/ alternative provision 10-11 35 Initiatives – eg Employability Award, vocational courses at N & C college  6579

Breakfast Club



Two TA3s running a 40 minute breakfast club

£13.15 per day x 190 days


Lunchtime Homework Club 7-11 11 2 TAs per session: 5 sessions per 39 week @ £16.34 per session 3186
Music Tuition 7-11 6 Free music tuition for FMS pupils 6 @ £150 900
Pastoral rewards 7-11 167 Subsidy to Rewards budget to enable FSM pupils to be targeted in rewards system 500
Provision of free fruit and salad 7-11 167 £13.44 per day x 39 weeks 2621
Dictionaries  7-11 167 In class dictionaries to encourage and improve literacy 1331
Resources for LRC 7-11 167 Resources for use in re-developed Learning Resource Centre  25000
TOTAL       156145