Brentford School for Girls Wins Prestigious Pupil Premium Award
Helping its neediest children fulfill their potential
Brentford School for Girls celebrated before the Easter holidays following their winning of a prestigious Pupil Premium Award.
The prize, worth £25,000, was given in recognition of the school’s work in supporting all students to achieve their full potential. Brentford is one of only a small number of schools to have received an award.
The Pupil Premium is a funding mechanism that supports schools in helping its neediest children to overcome barriers to fulfil their full potential.
Brentford School for Girls has been recognised for the imagination and creativity with which it is applying the Pupil Premium. The school is working with the Brilliant Club, an organisation that has PhD students working closely with Year 8 students to help them to develop the skills, confidence and knowledge needed to apply for places at top UK universities.
The school also takes part in the Franklin Scholars programme. This programme, recognising the power of peer-to-peer tutoring, trains Year 10 students in literacy, allowing them to mentor younger students in support of their reading skills.
Devesha Singh, Assistant Headteacher responsible for inclusion, and Brogen Thorpe, Finance Manager, received the award on behalf of the school at a ceremony in central London. The award was presented by government minister David Laws.
Ms Singh says, “The award is in recognition of the work we do in support of our students. We are proud to be award winners and we are looking forward to spending the money wisely to secure still further progress for our girls.”
April 5, 2015