Headteacher: Julia Watkins

Tyne And Wear,
NE37 1HA


0191 9171665

Blackfell Primary School


Disadvantaged Funding (Pupil Premium) 2021-2024


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 2021-22 and 2022-23 is £1320 per pupil.


The Dfe requires us to produce a three year pupil premium strategy.

We have formulated our strategy based on evaluations in 2019,academic year (2020/21) and evaluations up to July 2023.

The strategy is part of the overall School Improvement Plan (SIP) that is formulated in September and identifies our priorities for the forthcoming year. It is written by the leadership team and monitored closely throughout the year.

Pupil premium spending is reviewed as part of the budget setting at the start of each new financial year, but we do make amendments and funding is adjusted dependent on school census information.

We have used the Education Endowment fund Guidance on Pupil Premium to help us formulate the strategy for the next three years. Please click to read their document.

Please follow the links below to see the draft Pupil Premium Strategy for 2021-2024..