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Primary schools in England to get extra £22 million

November 11, 2014 9:45 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Primary schools in England are to be handed an extra £22.5 million next year to help close the gap between the poorest pupils and their richer classmates, thanks to the Liberal Democrats.

The Pupil premium, which was successfully delivered by the Lib Dems in Government, helps support disadvantaged youngsters from the time they start school, and stop them falling behind.

In total, primary schools will get £1,320 for every child who has been registered for free school meals (FSM) in the last six years, while pupils in secondaries will receive £935 each. All schools will still receive £1,900 for youngsters who are in care, or who have left care due to adoption or other reasons.

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