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 12th January 2018


School Newsletter 12th January 2018


Class Attendance Award This Week

This week’s winners are....

1st The Franks (Miss Roberts) & The Lombards (Mrs Davis/Miss Ford)  100% 
2nd  The Celts (Mr Scott) 99.33%

The Danes (Miss Hollingworth)


Well done! 


Housepoint Awards This Week

1st Maple   408
2nd Lime 361
3rd Birch 346
4th Ash 337

Well done!


Maths Trophy

This week's top 3 are...

1st - The Franks (Miss Roberts) 96.7%

2nd - The Angles (Mrs Dean) 83.3%

3rd - The Gaels (Mrs Ward) 68.9%

Well done!

Please ensure your child completes 'My Maths' and 'Times Table Rockstars' every week.


Young Voices 2018 - Year 6

On Wednesday, the 10th of January, Year 6 joined 6588 children to form a choir which performed at The Genting Arena in Birmingham. The children and staff both had a fabulous time performing with artists such as Urban Strides, Alfie Sheard (who has appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show!) and Natalie Williams.

'Young Voices was great! We sang a lot of songs and I'm sure we lost weight with all the jumping around we did!' Alaina

'I thought Natalie Williams was GREAT at singing!' Brooke

'There I was, stood in The Genting Arena next to Blanka and Terry, singing our hearts out. It was a lovely experience.' Finlay

'The Genting Arena was enormous, especially when we got inside.' Sophie

Thank you to all staff who accompanied the children at this event.


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


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.



There are spaces available in the following Pacesetter Clubs:

Wednesday Gymnastics (Year 1-6) 3.00 – 4.00pm £4.35 per session

Thursday Futsal (Year 1-6) 3.00 – 4.00pm £4.35 per session

To book please visit -


Musical Concert - Wednesday 28th March 2018

We will be holding a musical concert on Wednesday 28th March 2018 as follows:

1.45pm (pre-school children allowed but the performance is 1 hour long)

6.00pm (No babies/pre-school children allowed). There will be a childcare service provided for school age children.


Friends Events

EYFS Bingo Night - 5th February 2018 3.00 - 4.00pm

Year 1/2 Bingo Night - 6th February 2018 3.00 - 4.00pm

Year 3/4 Valentines Disco - 7th February 2018 5.00 - 6.00pm

Year 5/6 Valentines Disco - 7th February 2018 6.15 - 7.30pm

A letter will be sent home next week.


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. A letter was sent home this week.


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


Inconsiderate Parking

This week Y781 MWL has parked inconsiderately.

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

17th January 2018 Year 3/4 Drama Workshops
29th January 2018 Year 6 Mock SATs week
31st January 2018 Year 4 Cadbury World Trip 
5th February 2018 EYFS Bingo Night 3.00 - 4.00pm
6th February 2018 Year 1/2 Bingo Night 3.00 - 4.00pm
7th February 2018 Year 3/4 Valentines Disco 5.00 - 6.00pm
7th February 2018 Year 5/6 Valentines Disco 6.15 - 7.30pm
9th February 2018 School closes for half term 3.00pm
19th February 2018 School re-opens 8.40am





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