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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

Christmas jumper Day 2021

10 Dec 2021

A big thank you for everyone who got behind Christmas jumper day today and helped raise some much needed money for Save the Children. It was great to see so much festive cheer in school with the child...

Remembrance Sunday

16 Nov 2021

A poignant shot of our wreath layers paying their respects and representing the school at Axminster War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday. WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!  

Anti Bullying Week 2021

15 Nov 2021

Great to see so many children and staff wearing odd socks today to kick of Anti-Bullying Week 2021. Across the week, our assembly focus will be anti-bullying and reinforcing the importance of kin...

Armistice Day

11 Nov 2021

A big thank you to our KS2 children who took part in Axminster's Armistice Day remembrance service alongside other local schools. The children laid crosses in the town's garden of remembrance bef...

New Playground Equipment

08 Nov 2021

A big thank you to our PTFA who have worked with our School Council and kindly supplied a range of new play equipment for both our KS1 and KS2 playgrounds. 

Harvest Celebration

20 Oct 2021

On Monday Axminster Community Primary Academy came together to celebrate Harvest with all donations this year going to the local food bank. Years 5 and 6 kicked things off with a beauti...

Forest School Area Community Day

18 Oct 2021

A huge thank you to every who gave up their time over the weekend to tidy and revamp our forest school area. The hard work has made a massive difference as we work towards developing our outdoor space...

Squid Game - Safeguarding Update

14 Oct 2021

We have had several KS2 children at school mention, quote and re-enact aspects of Netflix’s most recent viral show, Squid Game. We are concerned that children at school are watching this as...

Axminster Heritage Centre Visit

08 Oct 2021

This week, our KS1 children visited Axminster Heritage Centre as part of their local history work. Whilst they were there the children found out about the town's rich carpet making history and how dif...

Parent Forums

24 Sep 2021

Having held the first Governing Body meeting of the year this week we have planned a couple of parent forums on Monday 11th October. These will take place in the school hall at 9m and 6:30pm with refr...