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Pupil Premium – How much extra are our schools getting?

by prestwichfocus on January 15, 2013

Local schools will hopefully be celebrating a further increase in ‘Pupil Premium’ funding for 2013-14.

The Pupil Premium is a major Liberal Democrat priority that is being delivered by the Coalition Government. It is extra money given to schools, directly from Government, to help ensure that children get the very best start in life. It covers any primary or secondary school pupil that has been registered for Free School Meals in the past six years. For 2013/14, the Premium will be worth £1.65bn, or £900 per pupil, in total.

It is up to headteachers and school governors how to spend the money – whatever works best for their school. We are already seeing across the country how the Pupil Premium is making a difference to children’s lives. Extra tuition, better IT resources and closer work with parents are all examples of how the Pupil Premium is being used to support the most disadvantaged pupils and benefit all their classmates too.

Here is how much extra money our local schools will get in 2013-14 thanks to the Pupil Premium:

Primary Schools
Butterstile Primary School £80,100
Heaton Park Primary School £127,800
Park View Primary School £84,600
Sedgley Park Community Primary School £45,000
St Margaret’s Church of England Primary School £19,800
St Mary’s Church of England Aided Primary School, Prestwich £22,500
Our Lady of Grace RC Primary School £51,300
St Hilda’s Church of England Primary School £28,800
Bury and Whitefield Jewish Primary School £9,000

Secondary Schools
Manchester Mesivta School Bury South 120 6 5.0 £5,400
Parrenthorn High School Bury South 839 196 23.4 £176,400
Philips High School Bury South 864 281 32.5 £252,900
Prestwich Arts College Bury South 810 355 43.8 £319,500
St Monica’s RC High School Bury South 1,112 180 16.2 £162,000

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