Pupil Premium is additional money given to schools to enable them to support pupils, who may be disadvantaged, to raise their educational attainment. It is available to schools to support pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and those who are Looked After or in Care (LAC).
Parents of pupils who are eligible for statutory free school meals should continue to claim in the normal way – call 01204 331590 or visit the website at www.bolton.gov.uk for more information. Please note that your child receives extra funding (Pupil Premium Grant) for educational needs if they are registered as receiving statutory free school meals. Therefore, we urge all parents to claim this allowance if you think that you are entitled to it. This includes parents in KS1 whose child is taking universal infant free school meals and meets the requirements for statutory free school meals. The school will still be entitled to extra funding for your child but will not receive it unless you claim for it.
All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. Ladybridge Primary School is committed to ‘Narrowing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the pupil premium forms a vital part of that process.
Provision will be made through:
- Facilitating pupils’ access to education
- Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum
- Alternative support and intervention within the school
Reporting Pupil Premium
For 2016-2017, we have received pupil premium funding of £125,400. Ladybridge Primary School publishes the Pupil Premium report online annually (updated periodically), as detailed below for the current and previous academic year. This report aims to detail information on how Pupil Premium has been used within school. In addition, it details the attainment and progress of pupils who are covered by the premium and the intervention that has been supported by the additional funding, plus the progress made towards 'Narrowing the Gap' which is supported by reported data and academic progress.
Pupil Premium Grant Reports