Figures show that last year over 30% of youngsters from poorer backgrounds in Bath and North East Somerset achieved five or more GCSEs at A* to C grade.
This year’s figures show that the Pupil Premium success story in B&NES is continuing as the percentage of youngsters from poorer backgrounds is the same as in 2012 as payments introduced by the Liberal Democrats in Government continue to have a great impact.
Commenting, Bath's MP Don Foster said: “This is further proof Pupil Premium is transforming the chances of pupils across the country and helping to build a stronger economy and fairer society.
“The Lib Dems are increasing the pupil premium budget to £2.5 billion this year as well as extending the policy to three and four-year-olds.”
Last autumn it was announced that pupils at over twenty schools in Bath would benefit from close to an extra £1 million on top of the school budget thanks to the Liberal Democrat Pupil Premium.
The Pupil Premium is one of a number of policies which have seen the Lib Dems in Government focus on aiding children in education.
Don Foster added: “The party has already made sure from September all infants will receive free school meals.