School wins £1,000 cash for premium pupil award

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A St Helens Primary School has been awarded £1,000 from the Department of Education.

Garswood Primary School is one of 430 primary schools nationally to receive the sum awarded as part of qualifying for the 2015 Pupil Premium Awards.

It following key stage 2 results published which show they have made or continue to make impressive improvements in the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

Every school has won £1,000 and eligible schools will now be invited to apply for the prizes worth up to £100,000. Final prizes will be awarded at a ceremony hosted by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in March next year.

Headteacher Pamela Potter said:” All children at Garswood Primary are given the best possible start to their education and we are so pleased with the excellent academic standards achieved. This award gives recognition for the hard work, passion and commitment of the staff, governors, pupils and families.”

The school intends to invest the award money to further enhance their provision.