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Great Abington Primary School

Pupil Premium

This page outlines our work with our pupil premium pupils receiving the DFE Pupil Premium grant. This illustrates the teamwork that is provided to support children to fulfil their potential.


Barriers to fulfilling potentialApproach and rationaleImpact and process of measuring
Inconsistent support for learning within the home context

Additional quality first teaching opportunities during the academic year 08:00 - 08:40 - core learning time

Personalised interventions by trained staff

EEF teaching and Learning Toolkit evidence Chromebook loan scheme to enable pupils to access remote learning provision

Additional physical resources (learning packs) Additional contact with the home - phone calls / Google Meets / Face to Face

Monitoring of engagement through trackers

Learning outcomes - significant progress made by pupils against baselines

Values: motivation, confidence and resilience Regular contact with pupils / parents - check-ins enabled changes in support / resources

Equity of provision for online learning

Governor reviews

Self review processes

Significant social trauma to the family context

● Anxiety

● Low self esteem

Whole staff approach to supporting individual pupils - good communication about need(s)

Staff training opportunities focused on outdoor learning Personalised approach to 1:1 music tuition across a range of instruments

Access to specialist support services through Early Help Hub support teams

Personal items: books, writing pens, clothes

EEF teaching and Learning Toolkit evidence

Encouraged pupils to attend school where remote learning has proved challenging

Monitoring of engagement through trackers

Learning outcomes across the curriculum but especially in core learning areas

Staff better equipped to support range of need at Great Abington Primary Assessment against core Values: motivation, confidence and resilience

Identification of pupils that required additional support / change to provision Governor reviews Self review processes

Inequality of opportunity around enrichment to core curriculum offer through school

Financial support to enable participation in sport, cultural, life skill events and activities

Technology loans - Chromebook / tablet devices for access to online learning resources and Google Education infrastructure

Additional enrichment opportunities through our curriculum offer

EEF teaching and Learning Toolkit evidence

Increased participation across range of sporting and cultural clubs (school based and local sports provider)

Increased access to curriculum enrichment opportunities

Values: motivation, confidence and resilience

Governor reviews

Self review processes


As a school we reflect on our own practice in relation to respected research outcomes that identified seven key areas that are common in schools that are successful in raising the attainment of disadvantaged children:

1. Whole school ethos of excellence/high attainment for all.

2. Effective behaviour and attendance strategies.

3. Quality First Teaching, including sharing best practice.

4. Meeting the needs of individual pupils.

5. Effective deployment of staff (using the best teachers to work with pupils who need the most support).

6. Data drives improvement and identifies quickly emerging needs.

7. Leadership is aspirational and invests in staff training.


Strategies we are using:

Quality first teaching is a significant factor in improving our pupils' outcomes.

Class Teachers are able to run accelerated learning sessions before school (or at other times) for identified pupils when they feel it is appropriate and through liaison with parents / carers.

Preparation, Planning and Assessment time release provisioned by a teacher (PT member of staff).

Resources to support core areas are provided on an ad hoc basis depending on pupil context. Enrichment opportunities are provided for both educational visits and extra curricular clubs.

For specified pupils individual music tuition will be utilised to develop responsibility, confidence and cooperation. #


Does it work?

● Great Abington Primary School uses a whole range of strategies to ensure that every child achieves their full academic potential.

● Our small cohort size makes data comparisons challenging but what we do know is that many of our pupils make good progress at all stages and this includes pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium.

● We firmly believe that pupil outcomes are more than academic achievement (although this is our core objective) and includes our values – especially resilience, motivation, confidence, honesty, cooperation and respect.

● We are very focused that our role is to prepare all our pupils for leaving the Primary phase in their transition to Year 7 and secondary education.

● With our Year 6 cohort limited to a maximum of 20 we know from feedback that they are well rounded and ready to embrace the expanded offering of feeder Colleges.

● The level of responsibility and challenge the Year 6 cohort are expected to take on is considerable. With considered and caring support and academic / social guidance they excel and this can be seen in their work across the school and enrichment activities.

● All pupils regardless of background, status are expected and are supported to fully embrace the challenges


Where can I get more information about how the pupil premium ensures that pupils make progress?

For more information about how we plan provision and track progress please speak to Guy Underwood (Head Teacher), Laura Lungley (Pupil Premium Lead) or Mark Carter or Neil Larkin Gontarz (Pupil Premium Governors). Contact the office to make an appointment: Contact Us page


I am not sure if my child would be eligible for Free School Meals or Pupil premium funding. Where can I get more information?

Please speak to Emma Presland (School Administrator) in total confidence.


Online information on Pupil Premium:

Department for Education: information

Cambridgeshire County Council: information

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Statement (DfE required document)