Birmingham school named as National Winner in Pupil Premium Awards 2015
Parkfield Primary School in Saltley, Birmingham, recently had cause to celebrate after being named as the national winning primary school of the Pupil Premium Awards 2015.
The Community School was awarded £100,000 from the prize funds, which will only further aid the school to get the best from its pupils and continue to thrive as an educational environment within the community.
Early years teacher Aimee Neild, backed the schools ethics and said, “ We believe that every child should feel safe, happy and confident, achieving successfully within a vibrant and stimulating learning community.”
Winners of the Pupil Premium Awards, which recognise individual schools’ success at improving the attainment and education for disadvantaged communities, were announced on March 25.
Ever vigilant on pupils and their education, Headteacher Hazel Pulley said, “We lay great emphasis on attendance and punctuality highlighting that when a pupil is not in school they miss out on key learning opportunities and very quickly fall behind and possibly lose friends.”
The Headteacher’s words only further backs up figures as the school is regularly achieving above the national average of attendance.
Including Parkfield Community School, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg also handed out prizes and congratulated three other national winners under various separate categories: Infant and KS3 winners: Belle Vue Infant School Hampshire.
Special Schools and Alternative Provision: Queensmill School Hammersmith and Fulham London and for the Secondary Schools with published KS4 results: Charter Academy in Portsmouth.