Schools are to be given more than £150,000 in extra funding to help them support children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has introduced the pupil premium as studies show children from less well-off families often fall behind by the time they reach the school gates.

Sutton is being given £154,078 so schools can provide intensive support, extra tutoring or other activities to help them catch up with their peers.

Mr Clegg said: "In a modern, fair society I want every child to have the best opportunity to get on in life, regardless of their background.

"That’s why I introduced the pupil premium - extra money for schools to support each student from a disadvantaged background to make sure that they catch up with others in their class."