Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




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Pupil Premium Funding

If your child qualifies for Disadvantage Funding please let us know, the allocation we receive helps to secure achievement for your child.

Please see the attached Pupil Premium Strategy for Beckfoot Thornton:

Pupil Premium Strategy

What is Disadvantage Funding?

Disadvantage Funding is additional funding given to schools to help children from low income families achieve in line with their potential.  Beckfoot Thornton will only receive this additional money to spend on children if parents or guardians who are eligible apply for it.

Who is eligible?

The school is awarded the additional funding for children who meet any of the following criteria:

  • have a parent serving in the armed forces;
  • are currently entitled to free school meals
  • have been entitled to free school meals within the last 6 years;
  • are ‘looked after’
  • are covered by a guardianship order
  • are covered by a residency order
  • have been adopted from care.

More information...

For further information on ‘Child Looked After’ (CLA), please contact the relevant year leaders who will be happy to provide more information.