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Pupil Premium Funding

At Loders Primary our objectives for spending the Pupil Premium funding follow a prioritised list as follows:

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit but are held accountable for how the additional funding has supported eligble pupils to catch up with their peers in identified areas of need. Schools are equired to publish online information about how Pupil Premium funding has been allocated. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the extra support that they receive.

Addressing barriers to academic attainment and progress (support to diminish the difference to other pupils)...
1. SEN needs including delayed speech and language skills
2. Issues with attendance, lateness or sense of inclusion within school community
3. Lack of opportunity for support at home with e.g. reading

Addressing barriers to life chances or opportunities to participate in a broad and balanced curriculum...
4. Children may not visit museums etc.
5. Children not able to have music lessons, sports coaching or other such opportunities

Examples of how we allocate funding may include, for example:

  • To provide  intervention programmes to ensure that children eligible for Pupil Premium achieve as well as their peers or better
  • To subsidise the cost of extra-curricular activities including school trips to ensure equality of access so children eligible for Pupil Premium are not disadvantaged
  • Additional 1:1 support for targeted children and small group interventions
  • Staff training to implement interventions
  • Staff costs to run specialist clubs or activities
  • Specialist assessments from outside agencies

Click here to view Pupil Premium Plan 2017-18

Who is eligible?

  1. Free School Meals (FSM)

Free school meals are available to children of all ages.  To qualify, an application needs to be made to the Local Authority showing that you meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (without Working Tax Credit)
  • Working Tax Credit Run On
  • A parent who is a serving member of the armed forces

Whether a child is in primary or secondary education, if they meet the requirements they will receive a daily free school meal and their school will receive additional Pupil Premium funding.  An application can be made through or come into the school for a paper copy. A leaflet further explaining Pupil Premium can be found here: Pupil Premium Leaflet (v4)

  1. Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

Up until September 2014 only children who fell into the above category were eligible for free school meals, however Universal Infant Free School Meals was introduced which entitles all children in Key Stage 1 (early years, year 1 and year 2) to receive a free lunch.  This does not bring with it an entitlement for Pupil Premium funding and therefore the school will not receive this additional funding.

  1. Should my child be receiving FSM or UIFSM?

Regardless of whether your child receives a free meal under the UIFSM system, if you think you fulfill any of the requirements listed above under Free School Meals heading, then it is very important that you apply.  You may do this online at or by completing a paper application form which you can get from the school office.  If you have queries at all please talk to the school office who will be happy to help.

  1. What is Pupil Premium funding?

It is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England and is used to:

  • raise the attainment of pupils from low-income families
  • close the gap between them and their peers

Pupil Premium Funding is received by the school for:

  • those eligible for FSM (see section 1)
  • those who are no longer eligible for FSM but who have been eligible in the last 6 years
  • those who are adopted
  • those with a special guardianship order
  • those with a child arrangement order
  • those with a residence order
  1. Additional Funding for Looked After Children

The DFE have advised us that extra Pupil Premium Funding of £1,900 will be available for children in the following categories:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • has been adopted from care
  • has left care under:
    • a special guardianship order
    • a residence order
    • a child arrangement order

Guidance from the DFE says that schools can only claim this money where the parent self-declares their child’s status to the school, providing supporting evidence (e.g. an adoption order).

If your child qualifies for this extra funding then please speak to the Head of School in confidence so that we can make the claim and your child can benefit from the additional support we will provide.

Use of Pupil Premium 2016 – 17 – £1,320 per pupil for a full year

There were eleven children entitled to Pupil Premium for all, or part of, academic year 2016-17 and the school received £11,480 spent on:

  • Provision of before-school care
  • Extra-curricular activities, e.g. music lessons, swimming lessons and art and drama workshops
  • Increased sporting opportunities
  • Support from external agencies, including specialist assessments
  • School visits and subsidized residential school trips
  • Individual and group learning support

Click here to view Pupil Premium Summary 2016-17

Use of Pupil Premium 2015 – 16 – £1,300 per pupil for a full year

There were five children entitled to Pupil Premium for all, or part of, academic year 2015-16 and the school received £5,650 spent on:

  • Provision of before-school care
  • To enrich the curriculum and provide experiences to enhance progress in academic, social and emotional development
  • To facilitate extra-curricular activities including music lessons, swimming lessons and art workshops.
  • Support from external agencies
  • School visits and subsidised residential school trips
  • Individual and group learning support

Click here to view Pupil Premium Summary 2015-16


Please remember the whole school are out at the Panto on Thursday 20th - please drop children off at Bridport coach station for 8.45am.

What is Christmas all about?

17 Dec 2018

On Friday we held an RE day based on 'Understanding Christianity' around the theme of "Incarnation" - God coming to earth as a human baby. All classes looked at different aspects of the Christmas stor...

Fire Service

10 Dec 2018

Eype class earned a bronze certificate from the Fire Service for learning to stay fire safe. Children found out that smoke alarms at home whould be tested every week ('Test it' Tuesday) and every bhou...

First Aid Training

04 Dec 2018

Thanks to the PTFA, all children at the school undertook basic First Aid training today. This included what to do in an emergency situation, calling 999 and responding to a casualty who has stopped br...

Celebrating Christingle

03 Dec 2018

Eype Class celebrated 50 years of Christingles by making their own and then lighting a candle and saying a prayer. Lord Jesus, I stretch out my hands and receive this gift,and I hold it tight because...

Feeding the birds

19 Nov 2018

With winter on the way, biodiversity club have been thinking about the birds. This week they made bird feeders with natural resources such as pine cones, apples, sticks, seeds and lard. 

Acorn MAT Tag Rugby

13 Nov 2018

A team of Year 5 and 6 pupils joined others from within the Acorn MAT this week to compete in a tag rugby tournament. It was the first chance we'd had to show off our 'new' sports kit. Remember you ca...

Preparing for Spring

12 Nov 2018

Bio Club have been busy once again, this time getting ready for Spring by planting out some daffoldil bulbs in the borders around some of our trees. They also took advantage of some large geraniums le...

Maths Masterclass

18 Oct 2018

Three children from Loders took part in the latest maths masterclass as part of our ongoing enrichment programme across the Acorn MAT. See our Maths page under Curriculum for more information.

Wacky Hair Day

15 Oct 2018

We managed to raise an incredible £85 for Weldmar Hospicecare today with our Wacky Hair Day. Tiana and Jamie's granddad is currently being cared for by Weldmar and, as ever, our caring school communit...

Bug Hotel

12 Oct 2018

The children from this week's biodiversity club did an excellent job refurbishing our bug hotel. Hopefully we will see the hotel thriving with all sorts of wild visitors soon!

Play Leaders

11 Oct 2018

Mrs McGrath has worked with some new play leaders this week to relaunch our playground buddies scheme. We've provided new bibs and caps to make them more visible to the other children and they're acti...

River Asker project

04 Oct 2018

Cogden thoroughly enjoyed their river-themed day today with river expert Ian and master storyteller Martin. Ian has been working with villagers over the past few months to monitor some of the local ri...

Mountains in Monmouth

04 Oct 2018

Monmouth Class tried some experiments this afternoon to find out how different types of mountains are formed. From fold mountains to volcanoes, plateau mountains to dome mountains... ask someone in Ye...

Eype busy baking

03 Oct 2018

The school was filled with the delicious smell of baking today as Eype class got busy with some baking.

BSO Live Stream

23 May 2018

All of Key Stage 2 enjoyed a wonderful concert by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra today via a live stream weblink.  After some initial technical issues, everything ran smoothly and everybody was t...

Memories of the war

17 May 2018

Monmouth class were able to find out what it was like to grow up in World War 2 today when Mrs Higgins (Mrs Malyon's mum) visited the class. She shared lots of interesting stories and was accompanied...

Soup, glorious soup!

16 May 2018

Eype class chopped up some carrots, potatoes and squash today to make thir own soup. It was so tasty that some children even came back for a second bowl! Take a look and see what you think... {! gall...

The work of an architect

11 May 2018

Chesil class visited local bridges as part of their topic investigating architecture. Inspired by their vsisit from Seb's dad who is an architect and has designed bridges around the world, Chesil clas...

Springtime lamb

10 May 2018

Eype class enjoyed meeting a lamb brought in by Joseph's mum. At just five weeks old, this lamb is orphaned and has had to be bottle-fed which the children were happy to assist with.  

Entering Narnia

01 May 2018

Monmouth class have been entering Narnia through the wardrobe to enjoy their new class book 'the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. The children have enjoyed sitting on the snow to listen as the excit...

A trip to the woods

20 Mar 2018

In search of inspiration for a writing task, Chesil class visited the woods in Loders on Tuesday. In her recount Evelyn wrote: On the way there we saw the pigs, then we crossed the slippery brid...

Loders in the snow!

02 Mar 2018

Thankfullly this doesn't happen too often but when it does, it makes a lovely picture. Here is a photo of the school taken on Friday 2nd March when we were closed. 

Welly Walk to Wellplot

27 Feb 2018

On Tuesday, Ms Morgan and Miss Hill braved the cold to take Eype class for a welly walk to Wellplot. It was the first time out and about for 3 of our newer Nursery children. Here are some photos of th...

Bridport's war on plastic begins here

20 Feb 2018

Children from Loders Primary School work with local sculptor Peter Margerum to make art with a message: "Save our seas from plastic pollution" The one-day session, paid for jointly by the school and...

Tractor Visit

02 Feb 2018

As part of their topic ‘On the Farm’, Eype class were delighted when one of the parents drove into the school playground in the biggest tractor most of us had ever seen!  With its back wheels taller t...

The Big Write 2018

29 Jan 2018

Literary talent was on show again last week when the whole school took part in this term’s Big Write. This time pupils were asked to write on the subject of the mysterious well and tunnel that has bee...

Welcome Back and a Happy 2018

02 Jan 2018

School will reopen again on Wednesday 3rd January 2018 at the usual time.  May all the staff at Loders Primary take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy New Year.

The Christmas Play

15 Dec 2017

By Tristan, Monmouth Class On the 13th of December we performed a Christmas play in Loders church. I was in it and I was a shepherd in the play. My mum and dad saw me on stage. We performed it twice...

The Christmas Dinner

15 Dec 2017

By Haze, Monmouth Class On Wednesday the 13th of December 2017 we all went to the Christmas dinner, which was amazing! I liked all of it but my favourite bit was pulling the Christmas crackers. We al...

The Annual Panto Trip

15 Dec 2017

by Lexi, Monmouth Class On Tuesday 12th of December we went to watch the pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in Weymouth. We went on a coach to get there. When we got there, we put our bags on the floor and...

Water, Wells and What’s This?

13 Dec 2017

We recently rediscovered the well in the playground. Built sometime in the 19th century, we assume, the well existed before the school was built in the late 1860s, on the site of a farm and farm build...

Washingpool Farm – 20th June 2017

18 Jul 2017

The Seals had lovely a day out on Tuesday 20th to Washingpool Farm. Here’s 6 year old Evelyn’s account of the day: “On Tuesday we all went to Washingpool Farm. When the coach was arriving I was reall...

Year 6 Leavers Event at Salisbury Cathedral

18 Jul 2017

On Tuesday 20th June our year six children travelled with Burton Bradstock Primary School and Thorners Primary School to Salisbury Cathedral for a diocese year six leavers service. In the morning the...

May Fair – Saturday 13th May 2017

18 Jul 2017

The weather was fantastic for the annual May Fair this year. As usual, the children impressed the large audience with their Maypole dancing, and May Queen, Lucy R and May King, Owen S both gave brilli...