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.

Mrs Ethelston's Catch Up Premium

Announcement

Notice to Parents

The Trust Board of Acorn Multi Academy Trust has agreed to submit a request for a variation to be made to the Admissions arrangements for Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy for 2021-22, in respect of the over-subscription criteria relating to church attendance.

The variation requested is that " In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship". 

If you need to contact the school please use the main email address, the phone will not always be monitored. uplymeoffice@acornacademy.org

MRS ETHELSTON'S SPEED BOUNCE COMPETITION

24 Mar 2021

⭐️On Tuesday 23rd March 2021, the children at Mrs Ethelston's PrimaryAcademy participated in an inter house speed bounce competition.⭐️All children did themselves and their house proud and the competi...

Spaceship Landing!

18 Mar 2021

An alien the Robins' have named Bll has arrived in class. We believe he may be linked to the spaceship crash at the outside garden a few ago? The children are delighted by it's appearance. Today they...

Roman Day

29 Jan 2021

Year 3 and 4 had a lovely 'wow' day immersing themselves in their Roman topic.  They had the opportunity to dress up and take part in numerous activities. They enjoyed making roman bread,using l...

Mental Health and Wellbeing

15 Jan 2021

New information has been added to our website under the Mental Health and Wellbeing section (this can be found under Key Information heading).

Bags2School Collection

18 Dec 2020

Thank you for all the donations for Bags2School.  We raised £237!  Thank you to Travis Perkins for assisiting moving all the bags!

Christingles

18 Dec 2020

Thank you to the church for providing all our families with Christingles.

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day

11 Dec 2020

We took part in Christmas Jumper Day today to support Save the Children.   The children looked wonderful in their Christmas jumpers today and we have raised almost £200 for Save the Childre...

Christmas Film Night

11 Dec 2020

It was wonderful to see so many children at our Christmas Film Night - thank you so much to everyone for supporting this evening. On film night we had the chance to come back after school and watch a...

Year 6 Printing

11 Dec 2020

This week we have enjoyed doing some art. Throughout this term we designed our own art based on the artist 'Hokusai'. We drew our designs on polystyrene before pushing in our design. Then we printed...

Volcano Day

11 Dec 2020

On Volcano day we enjoyed making our volcanoes out of paper mache and a water bottle. This was really fun and we all worked well together. We also got to talk to Nick Finney, an aid worker, it was gr...