Pupil premium

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.

Pupil premium strategy 2023-24

Sports premium

All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.

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.

Sports premium plan 2023-2024

Sports premium plan 2021-22 – impact statement

Recovery premium

The recovery premium grant is part of the government’s package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by coronavirus (Covid-19). It is focused on pupil premium eligible pupils and pupils in specialist settings such as special schools, special units and pupil referral units (PRUs). This is because of the additional impact of the pandemic on these pupils. 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.