Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is funding that is based on the number of pupils considered disadvantaged. This funding is given to schools from the government in order to raise standards further in education. It is in addition to mainstream funding. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to target support to "narrow the gap" between children from a disadvantaged background and other groups.

"It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per disadvantaged pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility"  Source - DfE website. For further information on the pupil premium, please visit:   http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium

At Belford Primary School, approximately 25% of the school population are considered disadvantaged. We have looked closely at the needs of these pupils in an effort to provide the right kind of support for them. We aim to make the best use of the Pupil Premium by tailoring it to the needs of our pupils and looking closely at the effectiveness, impact and quality of all the support put into place as a result.

Pupil Premium 2017-18

This year the school will receive £21.120 in funding to support pupil premium children in school.

Planned provision  in order to improve pupil attainment and overcome barriers to learning:

  • Raising standards through interventions to provide focused learning, group and 1:1 support in literacy and numeracy.

  • Continuous Professional Development opportunities for all staff in reading, writing and maths.

  • Purchase of resources to support these intervention.


Pupil Premium 2016 – 2017

The level of pupil premium was £1,320 per pupil known to be eligible. The school allocation was £20,680.

By the end of 2017
  • 100% of pupil premium children achieved a GLD in Reception
  • 100% passed the year 1 phonic screening test
  • 100% pupil premium children in year 2 attained age related expectations in reading, writing and maths
  • Throughout the school 87.5% of pupil premium children attained age related expectations.   12.5% of these children are working beyond age related expectations.




In order to qualify as disadvantaged, parents need to be claiming one or more of the following benefits:

Income Support, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, Income Based Employment Support Allowance or Child Tax Credit (but not working tax credit).
Annual income must not be more than £16,190

You can apply for extra support by contacting the school office. To claim you just have to fill out a short form and show proof of benefit.

It is a really good idea to claim because your child's name would then be registered and we can contact you with regard to other entitlements or schemes as they become available.