Two schools that form part of the Weston-super-Mare Co-operative Education Trust in North Somerset have been recognised nationally as part of the DfE Pupil Premium Awards 2015.
Oldmixon Primary School and Bournville Primary School received a letter from Schools Minister David Laws to inform them of the recognition of their work in supporting Key Stage 2 pupils. The schools have both been recognised by the government for their achievements in raising attainment and progress of KS2.
As part of the further shortlisting process, Bournville were then invited to attend the Awards Ceremony in London on Wednesday 25 March 2015 where the Regional and National winners for 2015 were announced. The school topped the SW regional category and were put forward as National Finalist and were presented with the award by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Schools Minister David Laws.
Falcon Bell, Chair of the Co-operative Trust, wrote to Bournville staff offering congratulations for being adjudged Pupil Premium Award winners for the South West.
He said: “To gain such a prestigious national award is a formal and tangible acknowledgement of a total team commitment to do the very best that you can for all your pupils.
“Clearly the Award would not have been achieved without inspired and focused leadership, leadership that fosters, nurtures and maintains a whole team commitment to excellence.”