It was recently announced that The Romsey School has won one of the Department of Education’s prestigious Pupil Premium Awards.

The award, which is in the Key Stage 4 category, has been made because the school is one of the most improved in the country in terms of the attainment and progress made by disadvantaged pupils since 2012. In addition an above average percentage of disadvantaged pupils achieved the Ebacc in 2015.

In a letter to the school Sam Gyimah MP, who is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Childcare and Education said, “It is clear that staff have provided disadvantaged pupils with a good start in life and prepared them well for further study, training or employment”. He went on to congratulate everyone involved for their hard work and success and to encourage the sharing of achievements with other schools.

Executive Head teacher Jonathan de Sausmarez and Head teacher Colm Mckavanagh were clearly delighted with the award, “This really is a testimony to everyone’s hard work focusing on every student and making sure they achieve the very best outcomes possible”.

The school has now been invited to submit an application to win a regional or national award. This year pupils and teachers at the winning schools will be offered a range of exciting opportunities by some of the country’s leading arts and STEM organisations including the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Schools Festival, the Bridge Network, the Science Museum and Your Life.