pupils in north west Leeds will benefit from extra money in their school budgets.
Ralph Thoresby School, Prince Henry’s Grammar School and Brudenell Primary will receive thousands of pounds from the pupil premium scheme.
Ralph Thoresby, in Holt Park, will receive an extra £299,250, Prince Henry’s, in Otley, will receive over £140,000 and Brudenell Primary, in Hyde Park, will receive an extra £70,000.
The money will be used to provide additional support for the children who need it most in the classroom.
Schools can spent the money to hire extra staff, offer extra classes and to boost IT facilities.
Local MP Greg Mulholland said: “All the evidence shows that if your child starts behind in secondary school, they stay behind. That is unacceptable.
“As part of the Liberal Democrats’ aims to build a fairer society, the Coalition Government is putting extra money into primary schools to help teachers support disadvantaged children.”
Schools Minister David Laws added: “The pupil premium helps to provide extra support for the children who need it the most.”