Pupil Premium is additional money delegated to the academy and is matched to the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals and who are children of service families. At Tuxford Primary Academy we use our funding for a range of purposes suited to the individual needs of our children.

Please see our spending review for the most recently completed academic year and plans for spending this funding this year in the document below.

Pupil premium plan 2021-2022 and 2020-21 impact statement

Pupil premium plan 2020-2021 and 2019-20 impact statement

Sport premium grant

What is the Sport Premium Grant?

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150m for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.

This funding is ring-fenced to be used for sport-specific areas, to make an impact in PE and sport in schools.

Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

The PE and sport premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.

You can find further details in our plans below.

Sports Premium – 2021-22

Coronavirus (Covid-19) catch-up premium

The coronavirus (Covid-19) catch-up premium is aimed at helping schools mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on education. The purpose of this funding is to help children and young people ‘catch up’ with their education and to make up for lost teaching time. The following information details how we will use our funding at Tuxford Primary Academy.

How we intend to use the grant

Whole academy

The curriculum will be streamlined to ensure depth of coverage and to ensure identified gaps in learning are covered.

Children who require additional support and counselling will be allocated time with a family support worker/school counsellor. The PiXL character and wellbeing programme will be rolled out to all year groups.

Key stage 2

Through the use of PiXL autumn transition package and diagnosis therapy testing we will identify specific gaps in learning in key domains within English and maths and address the gaps with guidance from the Raising Standards Lead.

Key stage 1

Additional daily phonics sessions will take place in key stage1 and additional resources purchased to support small group/individual interventions.

Through provision of intensive reading intervention for individuals within key stage 1.


Through the Nuffield early language intervention lead by the Early Language Lead staff will receive CPD to provide intervention around early language development.

Every Child A Talker (ECAT) trackers will be used to identify children in need of intervention and interventions provided to address gaps.

Early language and communication will be prioritised within the setting following an environment audit for communication friendly spaces.

How we will assess the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of our pupils.

Pupils will be tracked through the use of Pixl assessments at three main points in the year.

Teachers and the Raising Standards Lead will work together to analyse and compare data to autumn baselines to check that gaps in learning have been addressed and children are on track to meet their targets.