The recent Pupil Premium Awards saw a range of schools from across the country recognised for their work in closing the gap for disadvantaged pupils. Jo Corrigan looks at the approaches of two finalists

The recent 2016 Pupil Premium Awards shone a spotlight on some of the many schools that have effectively used the Pupil Premium to improve the life chances of disadvantaged pupils.

The government is clear about how schools will be held to account for the additional funding, introduced in 2011 and now worth £1,900 per eligible primary pupil, to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

At the awards ceremony, chair of the judging panel Andreas Schleicher, the director of education at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development – a man with an impressively comprehensive view of education across the world – put the Pupil Premium in an international context.

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