Residents have started an “on line” petition aimed at persuading the Council not to close the Burnholme College.
The petition an be found at https://www.york.gov.uk/Doitonline “Have your say”
The petition reads:
“We the undersigned petition the council to keep open Burnholme Community College”
“Burnholme is a small, caring, supportive school in the heart of the community. It has great GCSE results and a Good OFSTED report. The best Value Add(Student improvement) in the city. The school is willing for anyone to visit to see for themselves”.
Please also complete the online consultation at http://www.york.gov.uk/consultation
This ePetition runs from 02/03/2012 to 12/04/2012.
The Coalition government has confirmed that an extra £1 million is to be allocated to York schools next year. The money takes the form of a “pupil premium” which provides funding to schools for children on free school meals. It was one of the four key commitments in the Liberal Democrat manifesto in 2010.
It is designed to support pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and is allocated to schools, who can spend it in whatever way they believe best supports children.
Children who have been looked after by local authorities for more than six months also qualify for the Pupil Premium.
In Westfield it will mean an extra £85, 888 for the local High School plus £53,192 & £51,240 respectively for the Westfield and Hob Moor Primary schools.
The allocations are the largest for any equivalent school in the City.
At the recent Liberal Democrat Party Conference, Education Minister Sarah Teather announced that the funding available for the Pupil Premium would be increased to £1.25bn. The funding available will continue to increase until 2014/15, when the scheme will be worth £2.5bn.
The funding means schools will now receive almost £500 for each child on free school meals to help reduce under achievement by pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
This year York’s schools will receive over £1.2m in Pupil Premium funding, £200,000 more than they received last year.
The full list of local allocations is reproduced below. Further information can be found on the following web site: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/settlement2012pupilpremium
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