Posted on: July 3, 2014
DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised a Stoke-on-Trent school for its inspirational efforts in helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed.
He described the ‘fantastic work’ going on at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy, in Blurton, as he presented them with the title of best secondary school in the West Midlands at the Pupil Premium Awards.
The awards, run by the Department for Education in association with TES Magazine, recognise schools which do particularly well in closing the gap between youngsters from low-income families and their peers.
Schools receive extra funding through the pupil premium to support these activities.