The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to ‘address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.’
Longridge High School believes in providing the best possible education for children from all backgrounds and with all abilities. We are proud of our fully inclusive approach, offering a wide range of activities and resources for all of our pupils both in and outside of school.
All of our children are able to access a wide selection of activities and resources including vocational education, learning outside the classroom, educational visits and enrichment clubs.
The pupil premium has allowed us to fully fund as well as subsidise particular areas in school which has provided our more disadvantaged children the opportunity to improve their learning opportunities, whilst on many occasions letting us improve provision for other students who do not qualify for pupil premium.
We have employed a number of specialist staff to support us in engaging some of our more disadvantaged children in a rich and varied diet of activities and support that maximises learning opportunities.
We provide a wide range of enrichment activities each week, which complement the learning of our children. Activities range from rock climbing and dance, to rocket science and textiles.
We are able to plan whole school priorities, safe in the knowledge that we can support all children in making progress, through providing a fully inclusive, safe and fun place to be – accessible to everyone.