Pupil Premium & Sports Funding

Pupil Premium funding is provided to schools to address the current underlying inequalities and close the attainment gap between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers. Pupils are eligible for this funding if they have been registered for FSM at any point in the last 6 years, they are looked after (in care) or are children of service personnel.

The rate of pupil premium funding is £1320 per eligible student per year. Funding is based on the number of eligible students at the time of the January census, rather than the number on roll during the academic year. Abbey Primary School has budgeted to receive pupil premium funding of approximately £137,000, based on a calculation of 104 eligible pupils. 

Abbey Primary School will seek to provide an inclusive education for all students that does not marginalise or disadvantage students from more challenging backgrounds. This approach is also in recognition of the relatively high proportion of students in Abbey Primary School who may at some point of their education have been eligible for FSM.

The following is a summary of Abbey Primary School’s planned programme for the 2017/18 academic year of additional targeted interventions to support our most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of students. The Action Plan is constantly being reviewed and adapted in response to the emerging needs and required support of students.


Abbey Primary School | Glastonbury Crescent | Mossley Estate | Bloxwich | WS3 2RP
Phone: 01922 710753 | Fax: 01922 404365 | Email: postbox@abbey.walsall.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mr Mark Gilbert