On 12 May Claire Oaten, Head teacher, Andrea Jone, Deputy Head teacher and Stephen Dixon, Chair of Governors went to the Pupil Premium Awards ceremony in London to the collect the national award on behalf of Greenfylde C of E First School in Ilminster. Greenfylde won the award in the Infant, First and Key Stage 3 category and are first national winners from Somerset.
Pupil Premium is government funding given to schools to support disadvantaged children and is to be used to provide support and opportunities for learning to help raise the achievement potential of these children. Greenfylde were praised for not only improving standards amongst disadvantaged children but across the whole school using the Pupil Premium funding. Examples of this include an art exhibition in The Meeting house in Ilminster and the children performing Shakespeare in the Market Square. The award recognises the achievement of the staff, governors, parents, children and the wider community.
As their prize, Greenfylde now have the opportunity to work with sponsors such as Royal School of Music, Apps For Good, Arts Awards for the Arts Council for England, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Shakespeare Company, Science Museum Group and Shakespeare Schools Festival.
Headteacher, Claire Oaten is committed and encouraged to strive even harder for the future. We wish all at Greenfylde congratulations!
To find out more about the Pupil Premium Awards click here.