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Pupil Premium and Grants

We won an award in The Pupil Premium Awards 2015! 

We were selected because we are one of the high achieving schools in the country in terms of the attainment and progress of our disadvantaged pupils since 2011!


Grant Expenditure - School Year 2015 / 2016


The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools at the start of the financial year in April. However, expenditure is monitored in line with the academic year, which starts in September. The 2015-16 allocation combines elements of two grants which form the academic year allocation.


The grant available from September 2015 to August 2016 is £489,720.


Amount per eligible pupil
Number of eligible pupils 371

Amount of PPG received



Performance of pupils latest data 2015

KS2 - YEAR 6  

English level 4 reading


English level 4 writing


English level 4 grammar 98%

Maths level 4


KS1 - YEAR 2  

Reading level 2


Writing level 2


Maths level 2



Summary of Spending Areas

% of funding

Enriching academic learning

  • After school tutor groups four days each week
  • Very high adult to child ratio for both literacy and numeracy groups across the school
  • Booster classes and groups for both year 6 and year 2 in literacy and numeracy Level 6 booster groups
  • Year 1 Booster tuition in literacy - 3 sessions each week
  • Year 2 Fit and Phonics sessions - twice weekly
  • First Class Number Groups with children in years 1, 2 and 3
  • Go Chatter groups for children developing their vocabulary, spoken and written English in years Reception, Year 2 and Years 3/4


Enriching curriculum learning

  • Subsidised out of school visits
  • Year 6 school journey to France subsidised
  • Expenses to cover the many visitors and additional workshops in school
  • Musical instrument tuition for every child in the school


Enriching extra-curricular learning opportunities

  • Enriching extra-curricular and Smart learning
  • Wide range of highly subsidised and free extra-curricular provision
  • Free or highly subsidised musical instrument tuition for those children who are highly committed
  • Play and Speech Therapist supporting individuals and groups of children
  • Booster groups in key stage 2 for DT, Science, Art and French



Sports Grant


For the academic years 2013-16 the government have given extra funding to schools to be spent on sport in school. The aim is to increase sport provision for children and also to improve the quality of the provision they receive. 


As a result of the funding we have been able to establish an enriching experience for the children The Orion, whereby every week in KS2 children receive 2 hours of high quality physical education - delivered by a trained team of PE specialists. The curriculum is progressive and imparts a wide range of skills.


In KS1 we have been able to offer training to our PE leader & purchase specialist equipment so she is able to deliver a detailed and specialist programme ensuring children collate vital skills in balance, co-ordination, communication and flexibility. Class teachers have also been able to receive CPD in the programme so its delivery is sustainable. 


In addition we now have 30 active clubs available to the children of The Orion, none of which are chargeable to the parents therefore making them accessible to all. These clubs offer a broad range of activities from fencing and boxing to football and basketball. Please see our club list for the full range. This has seen our participation in extra curricular activities rise rapidly, especially in Key Stage 1.


We are also able to spend our premium funding coaches to run our "Go Fit", "Go Shine" & "Go Comp" initiatives, which enable us to provide support for our emerging students and enhance the talents of our more able. This is evident in our regular attendance at inclusive festivals and ongoing success in competitions & leagues. Please access our other sporting pages for more information on this.


This is how The Orion has chosen to spend the £11,040 it was awarded this academic year, 2015-2016


£2000 Barnet School Sports Partnership

£5000 contribution to extra curricular/coaching costs

£2000 Sports Week

£1500 New equipment

£540 Transport Costs to events 

Goldstar Federation