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 eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

Pupil Premium Allocation

Academic Year September 15 - August 16 PeriodPupilsPupil Premium per PupilSub Total
September 15 - March 16 7 Months3£1,320£2,310
April 16 - August 16 5 Months6£1,320£3,300
Total£5,610

Academic Year September 16 - August 17 PeriodPupilsPupil Premium per PupilSub Total
September 16 - March 177 Months6£1,320£4,620
April 17 - August 175 Months6£1,320£3,300 (expected)
Total£7,920

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 2016/17

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 weekly specialist football coaching and to train, organise, transport and staff the interschool sports events listed below.

Our allocated amount for 2016 is £8,200.00

Tournament/ EventDates
Year 3 & 4 Cross-country competition (hosted by Lowca school)16th November 2016
Year 5 & 6 Football tournament (hosted by Lamplugh school)7th December 2016
Year 1 & 2 Multi-skills event (hosted by Lowca school)18th January 2017
Year 5 & 6 High-5 competition (hosted by Lamplugh school)8th March 2017
Key Stage 2 Interschool Athletics (hosted by Lowca school)24th May 2017
Reception orienteering event with 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' (hosted by Lowca school)28th June 2017

This fund is also used to provide a 10 week block of swimming lessons to all juniors during the autumn term.

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.