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Did you know that all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are able to have a FREE school meal every day?! You do not need to register for this, you just need to order through ParentPay or contact us for help.

School Admissions -

We still have spaces available for children to join us in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 5.

 Please contact the school office for more information.

Catch Up Premium

Catch-Up Premium
Acorn Multi Academy Trust 2020/2021

What is the catch-up funding for?
Catch-up funding was Introduced as part of the government’s £1 billion initiative to support children
and young people in catching up lost time after school closure as a result of COVID-19. This was
considered to be especially important for children from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged
backgrounds.


How will schools receive the funding?
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis with mainstream schools receiving £80 for
each pupil.
Schools will receive payments in 3 stages - Autumn 2020, early 2021 and Summer 2021.


Using catch-up funding
Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the most effective way for their pupils and
circumstances but are expected to use the funding for specific activities to support children to catch
up for lost teaching time.
Schools are able to identify the best use of the funding through use of the Education Endowment
Foundation’s School Planning Guide 2020-2021.


Accountability and monitoring
School leaders must be able to account for how this money is being used to achieve the ultimate
goal of getting back on track and teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible. Governors and
trustees should scrutinise school approaches to catch-up from the starting point in September and
the planned approach for use of the catch-up funding and subsequent monitoring.

Axminster Community Primary Academy Catch Up Premium Plan

World Book Day 2021

04 Mar 2021

The children in school and at home have had a wonderful day. We have been dressing up and discussing our favourite book characters, doing Stop, Drop and Read all day, designing our own book characters...

School Therapy Dog

16 Sep 2020

We are really pleased to announce that Woody our new school therapy dog will be joining us soon! We will give him some time to get used to his surroundings and then you might start seeing him around s...

World Book Day 2020

05 Mar 2020

Little Acorns have been celebrating World Book Day. The children were very excited to join the older children in school for assembly and see all the other children dressed as their favourite book char...

Greek Workshop

19 Nov 2019

Year 6 enjoyed a fun-filled day of Ancient Greeks led by Martin. They learnt about the history and difference between Athens and Sparta including how Athens was a democracy and Sparta was an oli...

Cello lessons

11 Nov 2019

Every Thursday morning our Year 6 class are joining Miss Ashby at the Axe Valley Academy for cello lessons.

Maths masterclass

11 Nov 2019

On Thursday 7th November, the second of this year's RI Maths Masterclasses was held at Mrs Ethelston's Primary Academy.  During the afternoon, Year 6 children from across the Multi Academy Trust...

Canoeing fun

10 Jul 2019

On Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June, some of our Year 6 children experienced a canoeing taster day organised by the Axe Vale Canoe Club in Axmouth. They enjoyed paddling up the river beyond Axmouth,...

Royal Maths Institute afternoon

05 Apr 2019

RI Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Masterclasses are hands-on and interactive extracurricular sessions led by top experts from academia and industry for keen a...

Fabulous Friction!

05 Apr 2019

Colyton Grammar School Science Department came and did a workshop called 'Fabulous Friction!'. Since then, Year 5 have worked hard on their own projects and we now have two entries for the science fai...

World War One Workshop

05 Apr 2019

A World War One soldier visited for Year 5 and 6 to show them what it was like to live during this time.