Six Plymouth schools receive letter from the government

The Education and Childcare Minister has written to six Plymouth schools who have raised aspirations and ensured disadvantaged pupils can fulfil their potential.

To launch the Pupil Premium Awards, Sam Gyimah MP has written to all the schools to congratulate them on their efforts to boost achievement and raise aspirations among their disadvantaged pupils.

The pupil premium is extra funding schools receive for every disadvantaged pupil they teach. The Pupil Premium Awards recognise those schools which are able to provide evidence of effective strategies to improve the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and show sustained improvement in raising their attainment.

The schools who have received letters, are now eligible to apply for the National award, it’s also the first year that a Plymouth secondary school has Plymouth Secondary school has been eligible to apply for the awards.

The full list is:

  • Boringdon Primary
  • Compton CoE Primary
  • Ernesettle Community School
  • High View School (regional finalist in 2015)
  • Pomphlett Primary
  • Devonport High School for Girls

Councillor Sue McDonald, Cabinet Member for Children and Young people said: “Having a good education is one of the most crucial routes out of poverty that we can provide for our children and young people. We’re all extremely proud that all these Plymouth schools have been recognised nationally for transforming the way we educate children from low-income families. Raising the aspiration of our children is just as important as teaching them and I know that teachers and their support staff are working extremely hard.”