The full details of the new money available to schools across the UK as part of the pupil premium have just been announced. The total amount will be £488 per pupil in receipt of free school meals.
St Catherines has 21 free school meals pupils (10.2% of the total) and will get £10,248
St Stephens has 60 pupils receiving free school meals (30.5%) and will get £29,280
Windmill Hill has 36 pupils receiving free schools meals (17.4%) and will get £17,568
Launceston College has 138 pupils receiving free school meals (12.8%) and will get £67,344
That's a total of £124,440 across the four schools in town as well as many thousands for the other schools across our area.
It's worth remembering that the pupil premium is a Lib Dem initiative in government and that none of the schools would be getting this extra cash if we weren't there.