Be all you can be.

Be yourself, be your best!


Why not come and join us at The Abbey Primary School?

Be all you can be.

Be yourself, be your best!


Why not come and join us at The Abbey Primary School?

Be all you can be.

Be yourself, be your best!


Why not come and join us at The Abbey Primary School?

Newsletter 5th January 2018


School Newsletter 5th January 2018

Happy New Year and welcome back. 


Class Attendance Award This Week

This week’s winners are....

1st The Saxons (Miss Lofts) & The Jutes (Mrs Monk)  98.21%
2nd The Danes (Miss Hollingworth) 97.50%

The Vikings (Mrs Simmonds/Mrs Owen)


Well done! 


Primary School Places September 2018 - Closing Date 15th January 2018 5.00pm

Primary School places - If your child turns 4 before 31st August 2018 you need to apply for their primary school place by 15th January 2018 5.00pm.

To apply online:

For enquiries, please contact Admissions - 0300 126 1000 or email



New groups of children start next week for Homework Club, Chess Club, Art Club, Year 2 My Maths and Year 3/4 My Maths. Book Club and Choir continue with the same children. New Year 1 Construction Club, Year 6 My Maths and Year 3 choir start next week.


Healthy Snacks

Years 1-6 can bring a healthy snack to school for break time. Please ensure snacks provided are a healthy option. Suggested snacks: fruit, fruit bars, cereal bars, baked crisps, raisins, vegetable sticks.

Please do not provide nut products for snack/lunches due to some children in school who have severe allergies. Thank you for your understanding.


Friends Meeting 

The next Friends meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 8.45am. All welcome to attend. 


Raising the profile of Reading

Our school aim is to foster a love of reading in our pupils. We have invested in lots of new books which we hope the children will be inspired to read.

Additionally, all pupils have access to a library of e-books through

Username and passwords are on their school passwords card. The school code is jmkj

Login and enjoy.


Walk In Wednesdays

Each Year group (Year 1 to 4) will be hosting 'Walk In Wednesdays' from 2.30-2.50pm in the school hall on the following dates.

EYFS 28th February 2018 (in the classrooms)
Year 1 31st January 2018 (in the hall)
Year 2 21st March 2018 (in the hall)
Year 3 24th January 2018 (in the hall)
Year 4 17th January 2018 (in the hall)


Class Assemblies

Class assemblies for the Spring Term are as follows:

The Saxons (Miss Lofts/Mrs Waller)   Thursday 25th January 2018
The Gaels (Mrs Ward)   Thursday 1st February 2018
The Celts (Mr Scott)   Thursday 8th February 2018
The Franks (Miss Roberts)   Thursday 8th March 2018
The Huns (Miss Benjamin)   Thursday 22nd March 2018

Assemblies start at 9.05am. All welcome.


Online Safety - Date For Your Diary

On Wednesday 21st February 2018 6.00 - 7.00pm, a session for parents/carers will be hosted by Mr Simon Aston (Online Safety Officer at Northamptonshire County Council) about the importance of online safety and how to keep children safe online. More details to follow in January 2018.


Could your child be eligible for Pupil Premium funding?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support ‘disadvantaged pupils’ and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. This additional funding is based upon the number of pupils who currently qualify for free school meals or who have done so in the last 6 years; children who have been adopted from care; looked after children and children of Service Personnel.

In order to qualify for Free School Meals you need to check to see if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

• Income Support

• Income related Employment & Support Allowance

• Income related Jobseekers Allowance

• Support under part V of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999

• The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

• Child Tax Credit; provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an

annual income that does not exceed £16,190.

Registering is really quick and easy. If you think you qualify, you can apply on-line at or text ‘FSM’ followed by your full name, National Insurance Number, your child’s name and school name to 60622. For further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone (01604) 366656.

Even though all children in EYFS, Year 1 or Year 2 qualify for Universal Free School Meals, please still apply for Free School Meals if you think you may be eligible. If you qualify for free school meals the school will receive additional funding which will be used to support your child. The school uses this funding to pay for your child’s place on school trips and residentials; attend an after school club or learn to play an instrument. If you qualify for Free School Meals and you don’t want your child to have the school meal, they can continue with a packed lunch as normal.

Please apply as soon as possible so that your child can benefit from this funding.


Sports Days Summer Term 2018

The dates for Sports Days for next year are as follows:

EYFS - Tuesday 26th June 2018 9.15 - 9.45am (Tuesday 3rd July if wet)

KS1 (Year 1 & 2) - Tuesday 26th June 2018 10.00 - 11.00am (Tuesday 3rd July if wet)

Lower KS2 (Year 3 & 4) - Monday 25th June 2018 9.15 - 10.30am (Monday 2nd July if wet)

Upper KS2 (Year 5 & 6) - Monday 25th June 2018 10.30 - 11.45am (Monday 2nd July if wet)

Please make a note of these dates in your diaries.


School Meals

Our meals are provided by Chartwells. If you wish to book school meals, please book with Chartwells using your child's login for ParentPay. Please book your child’s meals a full week in advance, the deadline of which is midnight on Tuesdays for school meals required the following week. If you miss the deadlines, you will need to provide your child with a packed lunch.

Thursday 18th January 2018 is Census Day and Chartwells have a special menu planned for this day. We encourage as many of you as possible to book a meal for your child on this day. Thank you.


Inconsiderate Parking

If you have any concerns or complaints regarding parking issues, please report registration numbers/incidents to the school office, Northamptonshire County Council and Northampton South West Police via the following links:

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Please show consideration to our residents and parents/carers when parking outside school. We also ask that you drive slowly, 5MPH, on the school driveway.

Please do not park on both sides of the road outside of school as this prevents emergency services from accessing this road. Do not park on the zig zag lines or block driveways. Please show consideration for our local residents and think about the safety of ALL OUR CHILDREN!

Thank you to the majority of parents/carers who do park and drive considerately.


Dates for your diary

10th January 2018 Year 6 to Young Voices (Birmingham)





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