Friday, 13 September 2013


As the new school year begins, pupils in Wokingham Borough will benefit from more than £2million extra funding on top of schools budgets thanks to the Liberal Democrat pupil premium.

Cllr Beth Rowland (South Lake ward) said, “The pupil premium helps provide extra support for the children who need it most and helping the most disadvantaged children helps every child. Fewer children falling behind means less disruption in class and a better education for everyone. This pupil premium boost will help all Wokingham Borough’s children as schools can spend the money in ways they feel helps their pupil’s best.”

In April this year Wokingham was named as the Authority with the worst gap in attainment between children who are eligible for the Pupil Premium and those who are not. Wokingham’s Lib Dems will continue to challenging the Conservatives to improve the performance of Wokingham’s schools so that children from less well-off back grounds get a fairer chance to succeed in life.” 

Below Pupil Premium 2013/14 figures for some of our local schools as supplied by the Department for Education to the Lib Dems:

Schools Name Pupil premium 2013/14
Whiteknights Primary School 59400
Hawkedon Primary School 33300
Hillside Primary School 37800
Radstock Primary School 18000
Aldryngton Primary School 7800
Maiden Erlegh School 109500
Loddon Primary School 23400
Oakbank 14400
St Crispin's School 102300
The Holt School 77400
The Emmbrook School 118500
Bearwood Primary School 57600
Winnersh Primary School 35400
Forest School 131100
St Dominic Savio Catholic Primary School, Woodley 22,500.00
The Bulmershe School 202500
Addington School 55500
Highwood Primary School 47700
South Lake Primary School 44100
Rivermead Primary School 39600
Beechwood Primary School 43200
Waingels College 105300
Willow Bank Infant School 4500
Willow Bank Junior School 13500
Woodley CofE Primary School 25200
Earley St Peter's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 46800
The Piggott School 60000
Shinfield Infant and Nursery School 31800
The Coombes Church of England Primary School 61200