Flitcham Primary Academy

Key Information

Pupil Premium Funding

Flitcham principals

  • We ensure learning and teaching opportunities meet the needs of all Flitcham children. A key priority is to ensure that gaps in performance are narrowed and all children make at least expected progress.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups, including socially (and rurally) disadvantaged.
  • We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals (FSM) will be socially disadvantaged but also not all children who may be socially disadvantaged are eligible for FSM. There for at Flitcham we will use funding to support any group of children following a need analysis. NB As a school we have a low % or socially disadvantaged children.
  • Pupil premium funding will be used to address the issue of ‘’narrowing the gap’’ for all groups of children and support learning and enrichment experiences.

In 2014 – 2015 we received £9100

Funding enabled us to:

  • Buy additional hours for 2 Teaching Assistants time which enabled us to:

-allow the teacher to offer more targeted personalized teaching in maths

-Intervention groups in phonics and spelling and additional Guided reading sessions

-provide breakfast club places/after school clubs for all children and offer archery which was a particular interest for children generating pupil premium

Teaching assistants cost :

In year2 cost was /3 £5130, in year 4/5/6 cost was £3264

Remaining amount supplemented clubs costs.


  • Improved attendance- now above NA at 97.2%
  • 100% pass – children in KS1 re- taking Phonics Assessment
  • At the end of KS1 all children met targets and made expected progress except one child in writing who had only been in school for two terms. There were no children at the end of KS2 who generated funding.

Due to very small groups of children who generate pupil premium funding we do not give detailed information the website, however this is available in school .

Allocation for 2015 – 2016 is  £11,880

Planned expenditure

  • Subsidise salary of fulltime teacher to maintain small classes to enable children who find working in larger classes challenging to continue  to make similar progress in  their learning
  • Providing more personalised teaching focusing on English and maths.
  • Providing breakfast club places to ensure best possible start to the school day.

Allocation for 2016 – 2017 £9,240

Pupil Premium Funding

Sports Funding

Sports Funding  

April 2014-2015 £8,000 sports funding received

Our P.E. and School Sport funding this year has enabled us to:

  • Host and run cluster KS1 Sports competitions and KS2 Sports festivals and participate in cluster events
  • To increase participation levels in competitive sport g. swimming, archery
  • Continue to give opportunities for children to try new sports that they may continue to take part in as they grow older e.g. sailing, archery during curriculum time
  • To improve the quality of P.E. teaching through working with Jo Dickson from West Norfolk Sports Partnership
  • Encourage children less keen to take part in sport by offering clubs they are interested in such as speed stacking, archery, hand ball, tennis, multi sports
  • Improve the health, fitness and skills of years 4, 5 and 6 through working with EduFit.
  • Include a Sports and Health week for children and families
  • Improve staff confidence in teaching a wider range of sports
  • Provide sports activities during a summer club
  • Introduce children to new sports


  • Increased participation in competitive sports – inter school Swimming gala, interschool archery competition– academy hosted a KS1/EYFS interschool sporting day.
  • Increased attendance of after school Sports/holiday clubs – engaging least active children
  • All children participate in all curriculum sporting activities – all aware of need to exercise
  • KS2 children who worked with Edufit all had increased fitness – meeting goals set
  • Children who attended sailing lessons achieved Stage One certificate for sailing

Allocation for 2015 – 2016 is £8,360

Funding will continue to be used for:

  • Continue to employ a specialist PE teacher from local high school to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase subject knowledge and confidence in PE – including training for staff to enable them to take after school clubs
  • KS2 children to take part in Edufit fitness and skills training
  • To provide children who are gifted and talented in a sport with equipment and expert coaching and opportunities to compete in county competitions
  • Provide places in after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • Pay for an outdoor activity day for whole school
  • INSET programme for staff working with Cluster Sports Co-ordinator
  • Sailing lessons for Yrs 5/6

Allocation for 2016 – 2017 £8,300