Schools in Calderdale are to get over £4 million boost from the pupil premium. This money is allocated to a school on the basis of the number of children that are on free school meals. Currently schools get £619 a pupil, but this is set to rise further to £900 a pupil in 2014.
The policy is just one example of how Liberal Democrats in government are helping to build a stronger economy and a fairer society. A stronger economy as it will help those from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve their full potential and participate in wealth creation, and a fairer society in which background is not a barrier to achievement.
Within Warley ward the breakdown of extra funding in 2012/13 is as follows.
Halifax High at Wellesley Park – £234,600
Ling Bob Junior, Infant and Nursery School – £98,400
Mount Pellon Junior and Infant School – £114,000
Warley Town School – £3,600
Christ Church Pellon CofE VC Primary School – £49,200
If you want to find out how much other schools in Calderdale will be receving you can download this PDF - Calderdale_PupilPremium