Disadvantaged Funding (Pupil Premium)


What is the Disadvantaged Funding?

The 'disadvantaged funding' is an allocation of funding provided to schools reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils. The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible (these include those children who have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years children, children looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.)

Funding for 2020-21 is £1320 per pupil.

Principles for the Allocation at Blackfell Primary School


  • We organise teaching and learning at Blackfell to ensure that children meet their full potential both academically and socially.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.
  • We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals. We allocate Disadvantaged funding to support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged and should be making better progress.
  • We will allocate Disadvantaged funding after a needs analysis to identify priority groups and individuals as you will see in our Disadvantaged Allocation plans below.
  • These plans are regularly reviewed and amendments made- the school add extra funding to support vulnerable groups

Provision will be made through:

  • Facilitating pupils’ access to education
  • Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum
  • Additional  support and intervention within the school

Please follow the links below to see termly action plans and Pupil Premium Strategy for 2020/21.