Bellefield CofE Primary & Nursery School


Premium Allocations

Pupil Premium

Schools are allocated funding for children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families in the Armed Forces.

You can view or download our Pupil Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.

2021 - 2022 Bellefield Primary and Nursery School Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Update July 2022


2022 - 2023 Bellefield Primary and Nursery School Pupil Premium


Further information can be found here: Pupil premium - GOV.UK ( 

Sports Premium

All children leaving primary school should be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

2022 - 2023 Bellefield Primary and Nursery School Sports Premium

July 2023 Bellefield Primary and Nursery School Sports Premium

Catch Up Premium

The government announced £1billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure:

2020-2021 Bellefield Primary and Nursery School Catch Up Premium

Are you eligible for Pupil Premium?

Free Schools Meals and Pupil Premium Information

Currently, pupils in Years 1 and 2 as well as Reception children all receive free school meals, these are paid by government funding. This provision is called Universal Free School Meals or UFSM. 

In addition to this funding, parents in low income families or those that are unemployed can also apply for Pupil Premium funding so that their children can receive free school meals in subsequent school years (Year 3 and onwards). Pupil Premium funding can also give children access to some discounted educational trips and events throughout their school years.

Please read on to find out how to check if you are eligible and if so,  how to apply for this financial support.


The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’.

If you qualify, your child/children can receive free school meals and reduced costs towards some curriculum enrichment opportunities such as learning to play the violin or guitar. If you are registered for Pupil Premium you may also get help with the cost of day trips and residential trips.  

For every child registered, Bellefield C of E Primary & Nursery School gets £1,455 this year. This additional funding allows us to provide an even better education for your child through the purchase of additional resources or staff to support learning.

Are you eligible?

You can register your child for Free School Meals if you receive any of these benefits:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your family has an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

 Please note you are not eligible if you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit.

How to apply:

  • Registering is really quick and easy – you can apply online at and get an immediate answer. If you are eligible, your child’s school will be notified directly.
  • If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal, saving you more than £400 a year.
  • If you don’t want your child to have the free school meals, they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, you still get discounts for some educational activities from the £1,455 extra the school receives.
  • If you have any problems with applying for this support, please contact our school office on 01225 753530.

No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

You can find out more information by clicking this lin 


The information that you supply to register for Pupil Premium will be held securely and will only be used for the purpose of establishing entitlement to Pupil Premium and to contact other sources, as allowed by law, to verify your initial and continuing entitlement.