Disadvantaged Birmingham primary school pupils to receive £92 million boost

pupil-premium.pngDisadvantaged primary school pupils in Birmingham are set to receive almost £92 million to boost attainment, the Liberal Democrats have announced.

The pupil premium funding for 2015/16 will help teachers support those children at most risk of falling behind their colleagues. It means primary schools will receive £1,320 for every pupil who has registered for free school meals at any time in the last six years. Evidence shows raising the attainment of pupils by the end of primary schools has a direct impact on future exam results.

Selly Oak Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Colin Green said: "Every child should be able to reach their full potential, whatever their background. The pupil premium will get extra money to schools in Birmingham, targeted at the children who need it most. The whole class benefits when fewer children are struggling. Teachers in Birmingham do a great job, and I can't wait to see how they use this additional funding to help all our children and young people succeed."

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