Preesall school scoops national award

New September pre-school starters who should all benefit from the school's  award
New September pre-school starters who should all benefit from the school's award

A national award for one of the most improved schools in the country has been awarded to Preesall Fleetwood’s Charity Primary School.

The children, staff and governors of Fleetwood’s Charity School are celebrating after receiving notice of the award from the Minister of State for Schools, the Rt Hon David Laws MP.

The school is to be given £1,000 as one of the winners of the 2015 Pupil Premium Awards for being one of the most improved schools in the country in terms of their attainment and progress of their disadvantaged pupils since 2011.

Out of around 500 primary schools in Lancashire, just 11 have been given this award.

Headteacher John Belshire said: “We are very pleased about the award as only a handful of Lancashire schools have been recognised in this way and we will discuss the best way to use the award with the children in school,.

“We may buy some new equipment for lessons, maybe lots of new books for the library or possibly some exciting experience that would otherwise be too expensive.

“Whatever the final decision, it will be something that all the children will enjoy.

“But as well as the money, it is lovely to be recognised nationally for the work we do with the children in Preesall and Knott End. The award confirms that children are doing very well in our school, whatever their personal circumstances and hopefully the recent success will help the younger children to see that everyone can do well.”