Mead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 5YS

Tel: 01452371710


Abbeymead Primary School

Ready for Life

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Lead

Miss Pitman

 What is the Pupil Premium? The National Picture

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive free school meals, children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and those children in local authority care. Those groups of children were identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from less disadvantaged backgrounds. For example, national figures showed that 11 year olds who were eligible for Free School Meals, were around twice as likely not to achieve Level 4 in maths and English as other 11 year olds.


At Abbeymead we use pupil premium funding to maximise achievement by...

  • Using funding to help remove barriers to success by ensuring the provision of targeted support and enrichment opportunities that promote core skills.
  • Working closely with parents and carers to support children with their learning.
  • Working with all members of the school community to ensure children make expected or better than expected progress, by ensuring high-quality teaching and feedback.
  • Ensuring all members of the school community have high expectations of pupils to achieve.
  • Identify barriers, monitor progress and amend interventions to ensure effective teaching and learning takes place.
  • Ensure disadvantaged children remain a high accountability group by maintaining a high profile with staff.
  • To encourage pupils to have high aspirations for their future by providing a fair environment, where all are encouraged to achieve.
  • To support pupils in developing a Growth Mindset and encourage them to have high aspirations for their future by providing a fair environment, where all are encouraged to achieve.

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools…. is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” (Source – DfE website)

The funding is therefore given to schools to spend as they think best, although there is a requirement to publish online how this money is spent.

For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit:

Ongoing support

Extended Hours

  • Extended hours through the Pyramid Clubs for children in Year 6.

Uniform Grant

  • School Uniform Grant for children receiving Free School Meals, up to £100 per year.  £50 in September 2015 and £50 in Janury 2016.  For further information please contact the office or email 

Parent Support

  • If you would like to discuss the support your child is receiving through the Pupil Premium grant, please email to arrange an appointment.
Continued support for families and children receiving the Pupil Premium Grant.
  • Regular daily intervention in Literacy and Numeracy for all Pupil Premium Children. 
  • Free Breakfast Club place for all Pupil Premium children currently receiving Free School Meals.


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