Peterborough schools to receive £4.4m Pupil Premium

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson meets with Fulbridge Junior pupils Saif Mohammed, 10 and Vanessa Petraityte, 11. Photo: Paul Franks/Peterborough ET
Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson meets with Fulbridge Junior pupils Saif Mohammed, 10 and Vanessa Petraityte, 11. Photo: Paul Franks/Peterborough ET

Peterborough will receive £4.4 million in education funding from the Government’s Pupil Premium pot in 2012/13 – a rise of £1.7 million on this year.

A change in the way the premium is calculated will see city schools benefit directly from the windfall, which is provided to schools to combat deprivation.

While last year it was calculated based on how many students on free school meals there are at the start of the year, now cash is given for every school pupil who has been on a free school meal at some point in the last six years.

The cash is provided on top of the main government school grant and it is up to the schools how it is spent.

Giles Civil, headteacher of Welland Primary School, which in 2011/12 had 100 of its 189 students on free school meals, said the £48,800 was used mainly to support families.

He said: “We’re in one of the most deprived areas of the country and so some of it we have used to run courses with parents and outreach services for local families.”

City MP Stewart Jackson obtained a list of where the £2.7 million in 2011/12 went, adding that he hopes the Government will soon provide even more cash to take into account the number of students with English as an Additional Language.

He said: “I strongly support the extra money for our local schools.”

Related: Special English courses for migrant children to boost city exam results, 26 March 2012

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Which primary schools benefited in 2011/12:

• Old Fletton Primary - £36,600.

• Southfields Primary - £44,408

• Woodston Primary - £21,960

• Northborough Primary - £5,856

• Duke of Bedford - £5,368

• Oakdale Primary - £3.904

• Dogsthorpe Junior - £48,800

• Dogsthorpe Infant - £31,720

• Brewster Avenue - £13,664

• Queen’s Drive - £15,128

• West Town - £26,352

• Newark Hill Primary - £31,232

• Gunthorpe Primary - £36,405

• Welland Primary - £48,800

• Bishop Creighton - £28,304

• Norwood Primary - £10,248

• Braybrook Primary - £28,792

• Longthorpe Primary - £22,936

• Leighton Primary - £56,432

• Winyates Primary - £55,632

• Welbourne Primary - £18,056

• Matley Primary - £40,504

• Wittering Primary - £4,392

• The Beeches Primary - £50,752

• Gladstone Primary - £28,304

• Ravensthorpe Primary - £22,936

• Parnwell Primary - £45,872

• Eyrescroft Primary - £53,192

• Highlees Primary - £68,808

• Thorpe Primary - £27,328

• Paston Ridings - £74,176

• Abbotsmede Primary - £40,016

• Werrington Primary - £14,640

• Heritage Park - £13,176

• Watergall Primary - £14,640

• Middleton Primary - £48,312

• Hampton Hargate - £29,280

• Nene Valley Primary - £8,784

• Hampton Vale Primary - £23,912

• Stanground St Johns - £31,720

• St Botolph’s CoE - £13,664

• Barnack CoE - £6,832

• Castor Primary - £5,368

• Eye Primary - £21,960

• Peakirk-Cum-Glinton - £5,856

• All Saints’ CofE - £16,592

• St Augustine’s Junior - £20,984

• St Thomas More - £36,112

• Sacred Heart Primary - £6,832

• St John’s Church - £53,680

• William Law - £20,984

• Fulbridge Primary - £75,640

• Discovery Primary - £40,992

• Orton Wistow Primary - £4,392