Friday, 19 July 2013

Cambridge MP Welcomes Biggest Ever Rise In Pupil Premium

Julian Huppert MP and Sarah Teather MP at The Manor
Secondary School in Cambridge
Cambridge youngsters are to benefit from the biggest ever rise in the Liberal Democrats’ Pupil Premium.

The news that primary schools across the city will benefit from a share of an extra £564,800 next year has been welcomed by MP Julian Huppert.

“This money has been making a real difference in our schools,” said Julian. “Head teachers have told me how much it helps pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds have a better chance at keeping up with their classmates so that they can move onto secondary school at the same level.

“It is so vital that we give these youngsters a good start so that they can make the most of their education and reach their potential.”

Schools across Cambridge will receive £1,835,600 to be shared between 1,412 pupils in 2014/15. This figure compares to £1,270,800 for the current year.