Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students within their responsibility. Pupils recorded in the school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) in any of the previous 6 years.

  • Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care.
  • Children who are looked after by the local authority.
  • Service pupil premium (SPP)

Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage. It has been combined into pupil premium payments to make it easier for schools to manage their spending.

Schools receive additional support for every pupil with a parent who:

  • is serving in HM Forces
  • has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence

This funding is to help with pastoral support

Pupil Premium Documents

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Further information and support

If your child is currently receiving Free School Meals or you know we receive Pupil Premium funding to support them, and you wish to speak to someone about how we could help support your child even further, please contact Ms Taylor.

There is also a dedicated mentor in school who will be the first point of contact for parents and pupils. Ms Taylor conducts termly mentor meetings at a minimum and coordinates all pastoral provisions and access to the academic provisions in consultation with the school SLT. Additionally, coordinating the breakfast provision and a homework support club after school to help your child. If you would like further information about these, please contact us. Email: laurataylor@tcat.cshool

Telephone: 01885 482230

If you would like to know if your child is eligible for Free School Meals, please contact the School Business Manager, Mrs D Wiles. Email: dwiles@tcat.school

Telephone: 01885 482230

The Lead for Safeguarding and Inclusion, on behalf of the Governing Body, can decide how that funding is spent and is accountable for ensuring it has maximum impact. If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs Kim Lane at klane@tcat.school