Cordeaux Academy receives personal congratulations from deputy prime minister
A WOLDS Academy has been congratulated by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg for the improvements it has made to the results of disadvantaged pupils.
Principal of Cordeaux Academy, Mr Peter Kubicki, and his staff are celebrating after receiving the letter from Mr Clegg praising them for their efforts.
In the letter Mr Clegg said: "The most recently available Key Stage results show that you are among the top performing schools in England for boosting the performance of disadvantaged pupils since the Pupil Premium was introduced.
"This is a real testament to the hard work of staff, pupils, parents governors.
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"I would like to congratulate you on your results and your proven commitment to making sure children can succeed whatever their background."
Last year, the deputy prime minister announced that there would be awards of up to £10,000 for schools that had done the most to boost the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
In his letter Mr Clegg has personally encouraged the school to participate in the awards due to its recent success.
He said: "All schools in England can apply but, building on the success demonstrated by your performance data, I would like to personally encourage you to participate by submitting a testimony which demonstrates how you have used the Pupil Premium, and to what effect."
The awards are a chance to give public recognition to those schools that are excelling in raising the attainment in disadvantaged pupils.
Headteacher Mr Kubicki said: "At the heart of our work is doing the best for all students and helping disadvantaged students to achieve their potential is immensely important to us.
"We have a dedicated team of staff who support children in so many ways.
"It is at the heart of what we do and our ethos to give everyone an opportunity to achieve."