Pupil Premium Strategy

In 2011 the Government launched Pupil Premium funding to support schools in raising the aspirations of vulnerable children to ensure they meet their potential both academically and socially.

The funding is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or those who have been in the last six years, children in care (CIC) and the children of members of the armed forces. We receive the equivalent of £1320 for every child who meets the criteria.

As a school, we have a responsibility to report on the progress of children receiving pupil premium. This includes demonstrating how we are using the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) and the impact that it is having on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.  


Our Aim

To ensure that children from disadvantaged backgrounds (FSM/CIC) are able to make the same progress as, or better progress, than their peers.


Pupil Premium Strategy

Our pupil premium strategy outlines how we intend to use pupil premium funding to improve attainment and opportunities for disadvantaged children. Click on the PDF file below to see our full pupil premium strategy.


PE & Sport Premium

At Thomas Walling, we believe a high quality PE curriculum should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum. Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad & balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to be enjoyed. A high quality physical education curriculum can inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We are aiming to improve our programme of intra and inter school competitions which will provide opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities both in and beyond the curriculum. Our mission is to improve and increase the quality and quantity of high quality PE for pupils, to show how PE can enhance pupils’ attainment and achievement, to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school and embed the values of our school which are to be enthusiastic, honest, resilient and have high aspirations. We will be developing our links to outside agencies and clubs which will help to generate positive interaction in the community.