Welcome to Abbey Park First and Nursery
School. We are Local Authority school for
3-9 year olds based in the historical town
of Pershore, Worcestershire.
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- Term Dates - Photo Gallery
- Latest News - Testimonials
- Learning At Home - Curriculum Overview
- The PTFA - Complaints Procedure
- Ofsted Reports - Extra Curricular Clubs
- Contact Us - SEND Information
- Location Map  
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Reception Class
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Year One
Year One
Year Two
Year Two
Year Three
Year Three
Year Four
Year Four
Working Together - Learning For Life
Thank you very much for visiting our exciting new website, we do hope you find that it gives you a good flavour of the happy, friendly learning environment at Abbey Park First & Nursery School and also access to the important information you may need.
Abbey Park First and Nursery School is located in the heart of Pershore, and enjoys a beautiful setting overlooking the Abbey and its park. The vibrant school campus is shared with Abbey Park Middle School, to which nearly all pupils transfer at the end of year 4 and Blossomvale Children’s Centre.
The Staff and Governors believe that happiness and confidence are paramount and every individual child is nurtured here.
We consider very carefully all aspects of our children’s development during their important years with us – intellectual, creative, social, physical and emotional. We encourage children to collaborate, to consider the needs and feelings of others and to celebrate diversity.
Abbey Park News - February 2015
Click here to download our latest newsletter as a PDF file!
School Admissions
For help with the school admissions process, click here to visit School Admissions Homepage at Worcestershire County Council
School Attendance and Lateness
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Pay Online
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Pay Online
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PE and Sports Funding 2013-2104
At Abbey Park First and Nursery School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
To read more click here to download a PDF file!
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (S.E.N.D)
You can read about our provision and how we can support you and your child with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by clicking on the link below or clicking here to visit the SEND page.
Click here to download the Abbey Park First and Nursery School S.E.N.D. Information Report
Abbey Park Prospectus
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Safeguarding Policy
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Abbey Park Ofsted Reports
Click here to download our 2013 Ofsted report as a PDF file!
How We Use the Pupil Premium
In April 2011 the Department for Education introduced a new funding programme for schools, known as the ‘Pupil Premium’. Each year those pupils in receipt of free school meals receive additional funding to support their learning in school, in 2011 this amounted to £8,600, in 2012 £25,543 and in 2013 £36,900. For the current academic year our school has received a Pupil Premium Grant of £48,100.
Pupils from Reception to Year Four attend intervention sessions on a weekly basis at different times throughout the year; they take place five full days each week, morning and afternoon. Intervention groups vary in size from one to six pupils, and focus on areas of the curriculum specific to the needs of those pupils attending; the aim to improve attainment and progress within Literacy and Numeracy.
Intervention programmes that have taken place so far have included:
Phonics Boosters – KS1 & EYFS. Up Levelling Writing – KS1 & 2.
Writing, Grammar and Punctuation – KS2. Numeracy – KS1 & 2.
Mental Calculations – KS2. Reading comprehension – KS2.
Sessions usually run for a half term and vary in length from twenty minutes to an hour. Progress of individual children attending these intervention sessions is shared with parents at our Parent Consultation Meetings, but additional information is provided by our Intervention Teacher, Claire Mitchell. A short report explains to parents what has been achieved during the programme and what the next steps will be back in class.
During the academic year 2013-2014, the KS1 children who were eligible for the Pupil Premium (PP) made extremely pleasing progress, as a result of our focused interventions. Year 1 & 2 PP pupils’ average points progress in Maths, Reading and Writing was well above the expected 4 points per year and similar to the progress made by other pupils. Children in KS2 also made pleasing progress last year with an average points progress scores in Maths, Writing and Reading being above that expected (3 points per year). In Year 4 the progress of the PP pupils was slightly below the expected level in all 3 areas. This can be accounted for in the number of these pupils who were also on the Special Needs register.
Our additional Pupil Premium funding this year has enabled the school to increase the amount of Teaching Assistant support hours in each classroom. This additional TA time has enabled all our support staff to run regular small group interventions, such as Smart Moves and Speaking & Listening. In October we appointed Mrs Ramage one afternoon a week to monitor the progress of pupils eligible for FSM and provide additional special needs support where necessary.
During this academic year we are also using some of the Pupil Premium Funding to support the parents of eligible pupils in their payment for specific extra-curricular activities: Year 4 Residential Visit and the Sports Challenge Summer School. Using the PP funding we aim for all of our pupils to access the many extra-curricular events available to them.
Curriculum Overview - Parent Information
Click here to download a complete overview of the school curriculum
Click on the links below to either open a page with each classes overview or to download a PDF file of it.
Abbey Park First and Nursery School Nursery Class Curriculum Overview   Abbey Park First and Nursery School Reception Class Curriculum Overview   Abbey Park First and Nursery School Year One Class Curriculum Overview   Abbey Park First and Nursery School Year Two Class Curriculum Overview   Abbey Park First and Nursery School Year Three Class Curriculum Overview   Abbey Park First and Nursery School Year Four Class Curriculum Overview
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Important Links and Events...
Please read our School Prospectus, Disability Equality Scheme and our Admissions Policy. They are available in PDF format.
2013 Ofsted Report
Abbey Park
Equality Scheme
2014 Charging and Remissions Policy (52KB)
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Term Dates 2014 - 2015
Term Starts: 5th January 2015
Half Term: 13th February 2015 – 23rd February 2015
Term Ends: 27th March 2015
Summer Term Starts: 13th April 2015
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