Belmont Community Primary SchoolAchieving excellence, putting children first


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Pupil Premium

Children who are deemed as vulnerable by the Government are entitled to receive Pupil Premium Funding. Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted's Chief Inspector, said the fund needs to “help disadvantaged children to achieve as well as their more prosperous peers”. 


The initiative is intended to help to narrow the attainment gap between all children and provide extra support where required. The school will receive Pupil Premium based on the number of children in the following groups:


  • pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM) now or at any point during the past six years.
  • pupils who have been continuously Looked After for the past six months.
  • pupils who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or have left care under a Special Guardianship Residence Order.
  • pupils of parents who are currently, or during the past three years, serving in the regular armed forces, or are in receipt of a pension from the MOD.


Schools have the freedom to spend the funding in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for Pupil Premium pupils.

Recovery Premium Funding

Additional funding has been given to schools in the 2023 - 2024 academic year to support schools with education recovery following COVID-19. It is based on Pupil  Premium eligibility to provide further support to disadvantaged pupils. During the academic year 2020 - 2021, children returned from another period of lockdown which has meant that some children lost some of the learning time they would normally have had, despite the live learning sessions and the work of teachers and parents during this time. Details of the school's spend can be found in the Pupil Premium Strategy document below.