Contact Us

Telephone:
01946 372656

Emergency Mobile:
07872 181619

Email:
admin@lowca.cumbria.sch.uk
head@lowca.cumbria.sch.uk

Postal Address:
Lowca Community School,
Lowca,
Whitehaven,
CA28 6QS.

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). Schools are free to spend Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support our pupils from low-income families. Since September 2012, we have been required to publish online information about how we have used the premium. This will ensure that, parents and others stakeholders are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the premium and the extra support that they receive.  The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by Lowca Community School to address any underlying inequalities between children associated with household monetary stress.

Pupil Premium Allocation

Academic Year September 16 - August 17PeriodPupilsPupil Premium per PupilSub Total
September 16 - March 177 Months6£1,320£4,620
April 17 - August 1675 Months6£1,320£3,300 (expected)
Total£7,920

Tracking data shows that Pupil premium interventions were effective as the majority of pupil premium pupil’s rate of progress was at least, or more than, chronologically expected.

Current year’s details

Academic Year September 17 - August 18 PeriodPupilsPupil Premium per PupilSub Total
September 4 2017- March 30 20187 Months15£1,320£11,550
April 2018 - August 20185 Months15£1,320£8,250 (expected)
12 MonthsTotal£19,800

The grant is to minimise the possible disadvantages associated with poverty and diminish the difference for pupils due to financial challenges. Pupils are tested at the end of each term at and their results are monitored. This termly tracking data is analysed on the penultimate day of each term. It currently shows that Pupil premium interventions are effective as the majority of pupil premium pupil’s rate of progress was at least, or more than, chronologically expected. This monitoring also takes into account pupil’s special educational needs.

Supplement educational trips and residential visits -£3,200

Additional classroom support teaching to allow for 1:1 pre-teaching, catch up or ”in class” support- £16,500

Supplement cultural events , extra curricular activities £100

Total spend   £19,800

If your child has ever qualified for means tested free school meals they are known as “Pupil Premium”.  If you would like to know more about the strategies and help we give your child in employing the school allocation please contact the admin team to make an appointment with the Head Teacher. Contact details can be found here Contact Us

Sports Funding 2017/18

Every Year our school receives funding that is specifically designed to promote healthy, active lifestyles within Schools. This money is used to provide specialist coaching and support to help pupils develop team qualities such as discipline and sustained effort and helps them build fitness and skill levels in specific sports. Our school will use this resource to provide coaching and to train, organise, transport and staff the interschool sports events listed below.

Our allocated amount for 2017 is £22,200.

Tournament/ EventDates
Year 3 & 4 Cross-country competition (hosted by Lowca school)16th November 2017
Inter school Swimming gala1st December 2017
Year 1 & 2 Multi-skills event (hosted by Lowca school)18th January 2018
St Bees Rugby Union eventMay 2018
Year 5 & 6 High-5 competition 8th March 2018
Key Stage 2 Interschool Athletics (hosted by Lowca school)24th May 2018
Reception orienteering event with 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' (hosted by Lowca school)28th June 2018

This fund is also used to provide a 10 week block of swimming lessons to all juniors during the autumn term and supplements the activities provided on the Bassenfell residential. Equipment will also be purchased for the children to make good use of playtimes to be physically active. We will also be using this grant to improve our sports field and create a P.E. store.

The school feels that sport is an important part of the curriculum and contributes to the pupils gaining a broad and balanced education. It helps them to learn important life skills such as being able to work together as a team and persevere as well as working towards  personal goals.