Thomas Estley Community College


Pupil Premium & Year 7 Catch up

Pupil Premium is funding given to schools so that additional support can be given to disadvantaged students in order to close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

Pupil Premium is in addition to main school funding and is the current method to address the underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM) and their peers.  Schools also receive funding for children who have been ‘looked after’ continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel.

Thomas Estley is allocated Pupil Premium funding each year in addition to the main school budget.  This money is received in termly payments to offer additional support for students.  Interventions for each student are decided on an individual needs led basis.  This meant that students are able to benefit from more than one intervention at any one time.  The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is used amongst other evidence available, to provide guidance on how to improve the attainment of disadvantaged students and inform planning of appropriate interventions.


What Provision is Offered through Pupil Premium Grants:

Curriculum Support – offering opportunities that are exciting and memorable. Supporting narrowing the attainment gap, particularly in numeracy and literacy

ADT Contribution

1 to 1 tuition numeracy and literacy

Mathletics – intervention group

Mathemagicians – breakfast club*


Spellbound – breakfast club*

Speed up – breakfast club*

Boys reading group – breakfast club*

New Technology

LSA Numeracy additional hours

Pastoral Support – supporting students’ emotional health and wellbeing by offering nurture groups and a learning environment which supports their achievement

Lost and Found

Music Lessons

Golf Club


Body Combat

Doctor Who

War Hammer

Enrichment Opportunities – giving students the chance to participate in all elements of the curriculum especially those that enhance their experiences


Curriculum Trips

Leicester University

Visiting Authors



Parental Support -



What is the Impact?

See the attached annual report below for full details of impact, tracking and expenditure.


Follow this link to the Pupil Premium Policy


Year 7 Catch up

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

Please see the report on how this is being used and its impact. CATCH UP

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