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 21% 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 2020-2021

Please see the attached Pupil Premium Strategy Statement. 

 

Pupil Premium 2019-2020

Provision in place from September 2019 to March 2020 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 reading, writing and maths.

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

  • Purchased resources to support interventions.

  • Financial support to families to ensure disadvantaged pupils are able to attend visits and residentials.
  • Access to after school clubs and enrichment opportunities
March 2020 - July 2020
Due to changes to educational provision caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Pupil Premium Strategy was subject to review. Use of the funding was adapted to meet children's needs as they arose, whilst maintaining (where possible) the principles outlined in the strategy.  
 
The headteacher has drawn on these helpful publications from the Children’s Commissioner and the Education Endowment Foundation:

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cco-tackling-the-disadvantage-gap-during-the-covid-19-crisis.pdf

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/covid-19-resources/best-evidence-on-impact-of-school-closures-on-the-attainment-gap/

 

Pupil Premium 2018-19

Provision put in place 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 interventions.

By the end of 2019

  • The one child in EYFS eligible for pupil premium did not achieve the expected GLD
  • The one child in Year 1 eligible for pupil premium did not pass the Year 1 phonics check.
  • 100% of Year 2 children eligible for pupil premium achieved the expected level in reading, writing and maths.
  • 100% of Year 2 children eligible for pupil premium achieved greater depth in reading.
  • 100% of Year 6 children eligible for pupil premium achieved the expected level in reading, writing and maths.
  • 50% of year 6 children eligible for pupil premium achieved greater depth in reading, writing and maths.  

 

Pupil Premium 2017-18

This school received £21.120 in funding to support pupil premium children in school.

 

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.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS and OTHER SUPPORT

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.