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Cumbria to get £228,000 to help kids struggling in maths and English
11:30am Monday 1st October 2012 in News
CUMBRIA is to get £228,000 to help pupils who have not reached the required level in reading and maths before starting secondary school.
The investment, announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at last week’s Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton, will be handed to education chiefs to help deliver additional support and tuition.
Department for Education figures show that in 2011, 264 (11 per cent) of the county’s pupils did not achieve the standard in reading and 360 (15 per cent) missed out in maths.
Schools will receive £500 for every child who has not achieved a level four in both subjects by the time they leave primary school.