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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

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Registering for Pupil Premium

Did you know that registering your child for Pupil Premium means that the school is able to claim funding to provide extra resources for your child?

Pupil Premium funding is an extra amount of money paid direct to the school from the government for every child, who meets any of the following criteria:

  • Pupils eligible for a Free School Meal
  • Children adopted from care, along with children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991, and those that left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005
  • Pupils whose parents are in the armed forces or have been in the last five years.

We believe that this money can make a big difference to your child’s education. In 2016/17 each school will receive an extra £935 for each child eligible for free school meals, £1,900 for each child who is adopted or who has left care, and £300 for each child whose parents serve (or have served) in the armed forces.

With this money we can provide extra resources for your child. In the past year, we have been able to offer the following which would not have been possible without Pupil Premium funding:

  • Extra one to one literacy & numeracy support for pupils who join us below expected levels.
  • Specific staff time dedicated to help pupils prepare for examinations.
  • A fully staffed Breakfast club.
  • Show My Homework - A software dedicated to improve communication with parents, students and staff
  • A Homework help club that runs every day in school.
  • A specialist appointed EAL member of staff
  • Curriculum learning resources such as Doddle Learn.

This list is not exhaustive but gives a flavour of what we are able to achieve with Pupil Premium funding.

How does it work?

1. First, check if you qualify using the three bullet points at the top of the first page. If you are unsure about Free School Meals, please look at the list at the bottom of this page or contact us for further advice. If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal and the school gets £935 extra to support their learning. If you don’t want your child to have the school meals they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, the school still gets £935 extra to support their learning.

2. Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, contact Mr D Swarbrick on ext 245, who will help you to register. There is also a direct link on the Free Schools Meal Page.