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Important School Information

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is funding given to schools to help close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. Pupil Premium Grant is primarily aimed at pupils who are from low-income families and are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). This category now includes any child that has been registered for FSM in the past 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6’ FSM). This funding also covers Children Looked After (CLA), children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order. Schools also receive a service premium for pupils whose parents either serve in the armed forces or are in receipt of a child pension from the ministry of Defence.

Careful analysis including: internal and external pupil- level data, historical attainment and progress rates is undertaken on an annual basis to ensure that the Pupil Premium Grant is used to maximum effect.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. It reports directly to Parliament and is both independent and impartial. By law it must inspect schools with the aim of providing information to parents, to promote improvement and to hold schools to account.

P.E. & Sport Premium Information

Schools receive P.E. and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.

In most cases, the January school census is used to determine how many pupils are at the school.

Performance Data (website)

These figures tell you about performance of pupils at this school at key stage 2(opens a popup) (school years 3 to 6), which are the last four years of the primary phase of education. These figures were published in December and relate to pupils who completed key stage 2 in the previous summer.

Progress in reading, writing and maths

These scores show how much progress pupils at this school made in reading, writing and maths between the end of key stage 1(opens a popup) and the end of key stage 2(opens a popup), compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 1.

Compare Schools in the Area

Similar schools for Sacred  Heart R.C. Primary School, Westhoughton, Bolton. This table shows how this school’s performance compares with schools whose pupils had similar achievement at key stage 1.

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

At Sacred Heart, each child is special and it is our mission to provide the highest quality of education for every child entrusted to our care. Your child’s overall well-being is paramount and at the centre of all we do. All pupils in school receive quality first teaching, this means that a range of teaching and learning styles and that appropriate learning objectives are set for all children with a curriculum matched to their needs.

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