Primary schools in Haringey to receive £16.8 million boost  

Lynne Featherstone MP with two school children in the Sensory Garden at St Paul’s Primary School in HaringeyPrimary schools in Haringey are set to receive an extra £16.8 million to boost achievement, the Liberal Democrats have announced.

The ‘pupil premium’ funding for 2015/16 will help teachers support those children at most risk of falling behind their colleagues. The money is targeted at schools with higher numbers of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Schools in Haringey have benefitted from the extra money since the Pupil Premium was introduced by the Lib Dems in Government in 2011. Locally, it has been used to fund extra staff members and after school clubs, and to subsidise school trips for poorer pupils.

Evidence shows raising the attainment of pupils by the end of primary schools has a direct impact on future exam results.

Lynne Featherstone MP said:

“Every child should be able to reach their full potential, whatever their background.

“The pupil premium will get extra money to schools in Haringey, targeted at the children who need it most.  Liberal Democrats are determined that teachers have the resources they need to give all pupils the best possible start in life, regardless of their background.

“Teachers in Haringey do a great job, and I can’t wait to see how they use this additional funding to help all our children and young people succeed.”