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Learning support in Primary 1

Some students entering primary school can benefit from learning support. Learn more about the programmes and how they can help your child.

What is learning support?

Through specialised early intervention programmes, learning support is provided for Primary 1 (P1) students who need additional help with:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics

These P1 students will be identified through screening that will be conducted upon school entry.

Types of programmes

Learning Support Programme (LSP)

  • Conducted by trained teachers.
  • Focused on building English language skills.
  • Half an hour a day (in small groups of 8 to 10 students).

Learning Support for Math (LSM)

  • Conducted by trained teachers.
  • Focused on developing numeracy skills.
  • 4 to 8 periods a week (in small groups of up to 8 students).


Learning support may continue in Primary 2, if required.