You can find here details of our pupil premium grant and spend for the current academic year 2023/24 and previous academic years.
PE and sport premium funding is also published here.
Pupil Premium Funding - School Year 2023/2024
The grant available from April 2023 to March 2024 is £547,509
The grant available from April 2023 to March 2022 was £601,490
Summary of Spending Areas
% of funding
Enriching academic learning
Enriching curriculum learning
Enriching extra-curricular learning opportunities
PE Premium/Sports Grant
Covid Catch Up Premium Funding
The funding allocation for The Orion was £65,644
We run targeted interventions and boosters specific to children's year groups. We have increased the number of talk boost interventions for our youngest children whose communication and language skills have been affected by the pandemic. In addition to this we increased the level of therapeutic support for our children who have been adversely affected emotionally.
Our Y6 children all benefitted from 2 weeks of afternoon swimming lessons where they took part in a crash course of lessons. They were unable to take part in swimming at school due to the first school Covid 19 closure in March 2020. The children all had 10 lessons. Every child made significant progress from their starting point. Some had not been swimming for 2 years due to Covid and some children were complete beginners in the water.
By the end of the 2 weeks the children were assessed.
51% of the cohort were able to swim 25 metres independently
17% of this cohort could swim 50 metres independently