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 Thrumpton 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 for 2020-21 and review of 2019-20

Sport Premium grant

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150m for physical education (PE) and sport. The Sport Premium grant 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.

For a detailed breakdown of how the funding is used see the document below:

Sports Premium funding plan 2020

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 Thrumpton 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 through our PSHE curriculum. We will employ an academic mentor through the National Tutoring Programme.

Key stage 2

Through the use of the 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 reception. Additional resources will be purchased to support small group/individual interventions. Through the 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. 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.