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Two South Gloucestershire primary schools win Pupil Premium Awards

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Published: 19/12/2014

Bailey’s Court Primary School in Bradley Stoke and Gillingstool Primary School in Thornbury are £1,000 better off, thanks to the Pupil Premium Awards.

The Minister of State for Schools, David Laws MP, has written to both schools to congratulate them on their Key Stage 2 results published last week. Their results showed that they have made or continue to make impressive improvements in the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

In both letters, David Laws MP commented: “The reason you have been selected is that you are one of the most improved schools in the country in terms of the attainment and progress of your disadvantaged pupils since 2011. It is clear that you and your staff have provided your disadvantaged pupils with a good start in life and prepared them well for secondary school.

“I would like to congratulate your staff, governors, parents and pupils for their hard work and success, and thank you for your leadership in making such a difference to the future success of your pupils. Finally, I would also encourage you to share your achievements with other schools so that they can learn from your strengths and experience.”

Each school has won £1,000 and they are now invited to apply for larger prizes of up to £100,000. These will be awarded at a ceremony hosted by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in March next year.

More information about the awards can be found at

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