Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and is allocated to schools for children who have been registered for free school meals at any time in the last 6 years, have been looked after for one day or more, are adopted from care or leave care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order or whose parents have served in the armed forces in any of the previous 4 years.

The aim of the funding is to help address the current inequalities which exist between these children and their peers by raising achievement and improving outcomes. It is important to note, however, that not all children eligible for free school meals are low attaining or making poor progress. The individual needs of each cohort in any particular academic year will be assessed and planned for appropriately. Like all schools, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the funding and the impact it has had on the attainment of our disadvantaged children.

At Abbeyfields, we want every child to meet their potential regardless of their background. We believe that high quality teaching and learning is the key to achieving this ambition. As a staff, we are accountable for setting challenging targets for all our children and for working hard to achieve them. High expectations and quality first teaching is key to narrowing the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils.

We use our pupil premium funding to ensure that pupils receive access to high quality teaching and learning opportunities and to support identified needs (individual, group, cohort). We use a range of strategies to support this ambition. Please see the attached documents to get an idea of what we do. If you have any comments or queries about pupil premium funding and provision, please come and speak to Mrs Ford (Headteacher) in confidence, or see the additional information below.

Pupil Premium Policy


Nursery, Year 3 and Year 4 parents / carers

Are you on a low income or unemployed? Your child might be eligible for free school meals worth up to £400 a year and free milk. You may also get help with the cost of some educational visits and activities.

Applying is quick and easy and you won’t know if you’re eligible unless you try!

If your application is granted, Abbeyfields will also receive ¬£1,300 of much needed government funding in the form of Pupil Premium to use to support and improve your child’s education.

You can apply by clicking on this link, calling the FSM team at County Hall on 01670 623592 or speaking to Mrs Mungall or Mrs Gibson in the school office. However you choose to apply, your application will be treated in strict confidence.

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 parents / carers

Although your child will already be receiving Universal Infant Free School Meals, your child would also benefit from free milk and perhaps some of the cost of some educational visits and activities should your application for Free School meals be granted. School would also receive the much needed pupil premium funding too.

Any questions – speak to Mrs Gibson or Mrs Mungall.