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The Pupil Premium at Abacus

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in 2011 to allow schools to provide additional support for eligible children, to help them narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers.


The eligibility criteria are currently:

  • Pupils from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals,

      (or have been at any point in the last 6 years)

  • Children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months,

  • Children of service personnel.


Here is a selection of what the funding has allowed us to put in place:

  • LSA support – ensuring that classes have support from extra adults to provide pupils with booster groups, guided reading groups, nurture and enrichment groups.

  • Employment of Wellbeing Mentor - Increased participation in learning. Barriers to learning removed.

  • Employment of Tier 2 Mental Health school counsellor - Pupils’ emotional and social wellbeing is supported.

  • School Trips/School Visitors – Increased accessibility for pupil premium eligible pupils for these activities.

  • Increase in parental engagement with family workshops, e.g. Science & Maths - Opportunities for families to learn together. 



For full details on our Pupil Premium spending and the impact to our Pupils, please click on the files below:

Pupil Premium strategy 2022-23
Parent guide to the Wonde booking system
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