Abbeymead Primary School

Pupil Premium

For information or general enquiries, please feel free to contact
Linda Kiddle, Pupil Premium Mentor

What's New...

Extended Hours

  • Extended hours through the Pyramid Clubs for children in Year 6 and 5.
  • Home Learning Support on a Tuesday after school in the ICT suite for children in Year 3 and 4.

Uniform Grant

  • School Uniform Grant up to £100 per year.  £50 in September 2014 and £50 in Janaury 2015.  For further information please contact the office or Linda Kiddle. 


Friday Drop in

  • Friday drop ins are no longer available due to lack of demand.  However, Linda is always pleased to set up a meeting when required.  Please contact her through the school email system or a telephone call to the office.



Continued support for families and children receiving the Pupil Premium Grant.

  • Regular daily intervention in Literacy and Numeracy for all Pupil Premium Children.
  • Lending Library facility, please see below for list of items available to loan.
  • Free Breakfast Club place for all Pupil Premium Children up to the end of Summer 2014/15.


Please see 'Policies' Tab for the current Abbeymead Pupil Premium Policy


Pupil Premium Statement 2013/14

 Abbeymead Primary School is a large primary school, situated on the outskirts of Gloucester City, in Gloucestershire.  In January 2013, 421 children were on role.  

 At Abbeymead, we believe that children are entitled to a Primary education that offers quality, breadth of experience, standard of excellence and a sense of community. 

 As of January 2014, approximately 17% of children were eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant.


Type of child

Allocated funding per child


Free School Meals (FSM)



Free school meals in one or more of the previous 6 years (Ever 6).



Child Looked After (LAC)



Service Child (E3/SER)



Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11.  This category now includes any child that has been registered for FSM in the past 6 years (known as “Ever 6 FSM”). 

For looked after children the Pupil Premium is calculated using the Children Looked After data returns (SSDA903). 

A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils. 

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it has been used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. 

In the financial year 2013-2014 we received £64,202 of Pupil Premium funding, a full breakdown of our Actual Expenditure for 2013-2014 has been included in the Expenditure table below. 

In the financial year 2014-2015 we anticipate receiving approximately £84,000, our proposed expenditure for 2014-2015 has been published on our website. 

The DfE has given us the freedom to use the Pupil premium as we see fit, based upon our knowledge of our pupil needs.  “It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” 

However, we are accountable for the use of this additional funding. 


The Pupil Premium has been used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils. 

The funding has been used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers. 

As far as its powers allow, the school has used the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others. 

We have ensured that the additional funding has reached the pupils who need it most and that it has made a significant impact on their education and lives. 

We are aware that under The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, Schedule 4, there is specified information which has to be published on our school’s website.  Section 9 of this regulation requires schools to publish “The amount of the school’s allocation from the Pupil Premium grant in respect of the current academic year; details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated”.  

Financial Statement 2013/14

Actual Cost





Monitoring & Outcome


Intervention TA Salaries

Year 1 to Year 6

Targeted support for GAPS in learning through intervention provision for Reading, Writing and Numeracy.

Monitoring: TA performance and progression for pupils in Reading, Writing and Numeracy will be the responsibility of the Senior PPG Leader and SENCO on a termly basis.

Outcome: Increased attainment across all subjects. (SPTO Assessment Data).  Pupil Premium Progress for 2013/14:

KS1 – Reading & Writing: 64% achieved expected progress

KS1 - Numeracy: 91% achieved expected progress

KS2 – Reading: 96% achieved expected progress

KS2 – Writing: 94% achieved expected progress

KS2 – Numeracy: 94% achieved expected progress


Additional Salaries

KS1 TA Intervention

KS2 Tutoring and

CT’s Intervention

Targeted, individualised intervention to support GAPS in Reading, Writing and Numeracy, where progress levels  were significantly below their peers.

Monitoring: TA/CT performance and progression for pupils in Reading, Writing and Numeracy will be the responsibility of the Senior PPG Leader and SENCO on a termly basis.

Outcome: Children monitored and assessed to show increased attainment across all subjects. (SPTO Assessment Data)


Pupil Premium

Mentor Salary

Whole School

Provision of a Pupil Premium Mentor to support Creative Learning in Reading, Writing and Numeracy.

Monitoring: PPM performance and progression for pupils in Reading, Writing and Numeracy will be the responsibility of the Senior PPG Leader, Lead Governing body and SENCO.

Outcome: Increased attainment across all subjects. (SPTO Assessment Data)


Lending Library

Whole School

Lending Library resources to support school and home learning.  Includes:

  • SAT’s Busters and CGP Revision booklets
  • Reading books and story sacks to support topics
  • Leapfrog Leapreader pens and supporting books
  • 7” Tablets & Headphones
  • 3G Sim cards
  • Lunch boxes for school trips
  • Jelly and Bean Reading Scheme
  • Elearning – Phonics play online subscription

Monitoring: All items loaned in the Lending Library will be the PPM’s responsibility. 

Outcome: Children are regularly assessed after each loan session to support their attainment in learning. Family increased confidence in supporting school and home learning. (Items shared on school website in the form of a picture booklet.)


Parent Groups

Whole School

Development of parent understanding of pupil premium and external support provision.  (Targeted parents, based on individual requests.)

Monitoring: The school attendance officer will work with the PPM to develop new communication systems to support attendance at school along with encouraging parents to apply for the PPG if they are entitled.

Outcome: Increased confidence and willingness in parents’ ability to support their children at school.


Creative Resources

Whole School

Resources to support PPM creative learning activities.  Includes:

  • Topic books
  • Materials ie. Pliers, wire, tissue paper, card, pens etc.
  • Reading Scheme materials
  • Punctuation scheme materials
  • Snacks for after school tutoring

Monitoring: The PPM will purchase resources relevant to support all new creative learning activities, to develop the children’s progression in Reading, Writing and Numeracy.

Outcome: Increased confidence to support learning and increase attainment.



Whole School

Continuing Professional Development of all relevant PPG staff and individuals, to ensure a high quality provision for Reading, Writing and Numeracy.

Monitoring: The Senior PPG Leader and Lead Governing body will be responsible for ensuring a high standard of quality teaching is a continued priority to support children in their Reading, Writing and Numeracy.

Outcome: Increased confidence, knowledge and ability to perform roles and support PP children as relevant in their learning.


Individualised Need

Whole School

In collaboration with parents on an individualised need, funds were used to support individual needs.  This may be to support Reading, Writing and Numeracy or their personal wellbeing.  Includes:

  • Laptops
  • Social and Emotional resources
  • Childcare
  • Swimming lessons
  • After Three Club
  • Single Bed
  • Horse riding
  • Football clubs
  • Theatre workshops
  • Personal hygiene
  • Pupil Premium Advisor for social and emotional support
  • Reading books
  • Literacy, handwriting and Numeracy workbooks

Monitoring: The PPM will work closely with all internal and external agencies to ensure that all children receiving the PPG will be cared for holistically and inclusively.

Outcome: Each individual purchase has been assessed verbally or through assessment data, by the PPM and Senior PPG Leader to ensure best practise in supporting individual children’s confidence and ability to increase attainment. (SPTO Assessment Data)


Enrichment Activities

Year 2 to Year 6

Continued enrichment to support children’s social and emotional development.  Includes:

  • All – Summer holiday clubs
  • Year 6 - Okehampton Residential Bursary
  • Year 4 - Class Rugby Trip
  • Year 4 – Hartpury Residential Bursary
  • Year 3 – Milestones outreach programme

Monitoring: The PPM will work with Class Teachers to monitor and encourage all PP children to attend enrichment activities, where their peers are attending, to support their social and emotional wellbeing.

Outcome: Increased confidence, greater independence, better team-working and collaborative skills to support attainment.


Total Pupil Premium expenditure for 2013-2014.

Mead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 5YS

Tel: 01452371710