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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding is allocated by the Government in order that support is given to those pupils who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount received is dependent on the number of pupils who are known to be or have been eligible for free school meals (FSM), the number of children in Local Authority Care (CIC) and the number of pupils for Service families. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding they receive, how this is being used and the impact it is having upon on learning.

School Leaders and the Governing Body have ensured that our school is tracking the progress of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding to demonstrate how the school is using the Pupil Premium. It is for the school to determine how best to use the funding. Our Pupil Premium Leader (Clare Wells) works alongside the Headteacher, Bursar and Link Governor to create an annual Pupil Premium Plan and monitor progress to meeting the targets set. The Pupil Premium Governor updates the Full Governing Body three times during an academic year.


Key Barriers to Educational Achievement for Pupil Premium Pupils at Fleetdown Primary School

The main barriers to educational achievement at Fleetdown Primary School are:

  • Pupils with attendance of less than 95%
  • Pupil motivation or ’availability to learn’ due to low emotional wellbeing with an overlap between Pupil Premium and SEN/EHCP
  • Parents struggling to support their children emotionally and educationally
  • Limited life experiences due to social, cultural or financial barriers
  • Children joining the school with poor communication and interaction, English and/or maths skills


The school addresses these barriers through (See 2017-18 Pupil Premium Plan):

  • Core Values & Community Code– children, staff and parents to understand and follow these.
  • Meetings about attendance with the AWO and Headteacher
  • 1:1 tuition for Year 6 and Year 2 Pupil Premium pupils who are underachieving in English and mathematics
  • Challenger Troop for pupils with low self-esteem
  • Drama classes for pupils with low self-esteem and confidence
  • Nurture
  • Specialist Speech & Language HLTA
  • Year 6 Easter SATS tuition
  • Free school trips


Please see our current 2017-18 Pupil Premium Plan below and EYFS outcomes/Year 2 and Year 6 Pupil Premium 2017 SATS results.