Winners of Pupil Premium Awards announced

Five schools have been named the winners of the Pupil Premium Awards for their work to improve the life chances of disadvantaged pupils.

From 21 finalists across four categories, 2 schools from London, 2 from the north east and 1 from the south west were named as national winners.

The Link School Pallion, in the north east, was named winner in the special and alternative provision schools category, while Greenfylde C of E First School, in the south west, won the infant, first and key stage 3 schools category.

London based La Retraite RC School came out on top in the key stage 4 schools category and Edward Pauling Primary School (London) and Northern Saints C of E Primary School (north east) were named joint winners in the key stage 2 schools category.

Education and Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah said: “The winners of the 2016 Pupil Premium Awards have shown just what this funding can achieve for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, whether it is raising their confidence or developing key skills.

“The winning schools deserve to be singled out for particular praise, but all of the finalists have shown innovative and effective uses of the funding. I hope more schools will take inspiration from what they have achieved today and follow in their footsteps.”

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