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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium and how is it used to support learning at Fleetdown Primary Academy?


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 Looked After Children (LAC) 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 learning. Our Pupil Premium Grant is used to narrow the gap in attainment between pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium and their peers. 

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 Senior Leaders create an annual Pupil Premium Plan which is monitored regularly throughout the year.  


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


The main barriers to educational achievement at Fleetdown Primary Academy 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
  • Pupils’ low self-esteem or confidence in their abilities.
  • 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:


  • Core Values & Community Code– children, staff and parents to understand and follow these.
  • Meetings about attendance with the AWO and Head of School
  • New resources for EYFS to ensure that all children achieve their early learning goals at the end of the year as previously there has been a significant gap in attainment.
  • Challenger Troop for pupils with low self-esteem
  • Wizard Theatre drama project for pupils with low self-esteem and confidence
  • Nurture provision for those children who need it
  • Specialist Speech & Language HLTA
  • Providing funding for children to attend school trips and after school clubs


Please see our current Pupil Premium Plan below and the impact statement based on our plan from last year. .


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