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Abbey Primary School

A caring, sharing, achieving school, putting the child at the heart of everything we do.

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium

Government Pupil Premium funding aims to improve the outcomes and life chances of all socio-economically disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in relation to reaching their full potential, throughout their education and into their lives beyond.


At Abbey Primary School, we aim for all our children to:

  • Attend school every day so they receive their full educational entitlement
  • Be confident, independent, and resilient; displaying a thirst for learning
  • Be kind; showing empathy and compassion whilst valuing diversity
  • Achieve academically across the entire curriculum, meeting at least the national expectation by the end of their primary education
  • Be culturally knowledgeable about our country and our world
  • Have aspirations for the future and know that these can be reached through hard work and determination
  • Be well-prepared for the further challenges of the secondary school curriculum


Ultimately, at Abbey Primary School, we want all our children to be the best they can be, making a positive contribution to the world they live in.


The school receives the sum of £1455 per annum for each child eligible for Pupil Premium.


High-quality teaching is at the heart of our approach, with a focus on areas in which disadvantaged pupils require the most support. This is proven to have the greatest impact on closing the disadvantage attainment gap and at the same time will benefit the non-disadvantaged pupils in our school. Implicit in the intended outcomes, is the intention that non-disadvantaged pupils’ attainment will be sustained and improved alongside progress for their disadvantaged peers. Targeted support and intervention addresses barriers to learning, whilst gaps in pupils’ knowledge are addressed in a timely way to minimise the variation in attainment between the disadvantaged pupils and their peers. This includes support with attendance, behaviour and social and emotional needs and extends to visits, clubs and opportunities for pupils to develop and pursue their unique interests and talents.


Abbey Primary School’s Pupil Premium Strategy has considered the context of the school and has used various sources of evidence to identify the individual barriers faced by our pupils. Its objectives have been devised following diagnosis of our pupils’ needs (supported by a range of evidence).


The approaches we have adopted complement each other to help pupils succeed. To ensure they are effective we will:

  • Ensure that disadvantaged pupils are challenged in their work
  • Act early to intervene at the point need is identified
  • Adopt a whole school approach in which all staff take responsibility for disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve


Attendance, punctuality, behaviour, and the academic progress of pupils are closely monitored, analysed and reported to inform the future actions that will lead to improvement for all pupils, but with a clear focus on the disadvantaged.