Intended outcome

Catch-Up Plan Funding

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils. 
It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school. 

















Funding overview















Statement of intent

We have adopted a bespoke approach to pupil premium and the catch-up agenda at Orchard Park, with quality first teaching at its heart. Our pupils make the strongest progress when exposed to outstanding teaching and learning opportunities, delivered by trusted adults who know the children and can cater for their individual learning needs. Senior leaders will support teaching and learning in the classroom, and deliver targeted interventions tailored to the needs of vulnerable children across the school. In this manner, children at Orchard Park will make rapid progress and the gaps in learning exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic will be eradicated.

At Orchard Park Community Primary School, we will focus on approaches that:


  • Use evidence-based research on proven strategies which work to narrow the attainment gaps, and adapt these as necessary to meet the needs of our pupils

  • Use high quality teaching and learning as the preferred way to narrow gaps in attainment in the first instance

  • Are focused on clear short-term goals ensuring accelerated progress for vulnerable pupils

  • Recognise the fact that pupils who have fallen behind are not a homogenous group and cover a wide range of needs, including those working at Greater Depth. As such, the strategies we use to raise attainment will take group and individual needs into account

  • Ensure that there is robust monitoring and evaluation in place to account for the use and impact of funding, by the school and the governing body

  • Provide access to high quality educational experiences to enhance children’s cultural capital. All children will have high aspirations as a result

  • Ensure children’s social, emotional and mental health needs are supported to the highest levels. Children’s wellbeing will be prioritised to enable them to access academic learning and thrive in the school environment

  • In addition, we provide comprehensive pastoral support for vulnerable pupils and their families. We support children to improve their attendance at school, closing the gap between them and non-disadvantaged pupils and enabling them to benefit from the full learning experience at Orchard Park.

  • We encourage and facilitate pupils to access a wide range of enrichment experiences and extracurricular activities. These experiences will have a positive impact on children’s academic achievement and wellbeing. 


The table below identifies the key challenges to achievement that we have identified among our disadvantaged pupils.



Intended outcomes

Below indicates the outcomes we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved.

Activity in this academic year

This details how we intend to spend our pupil premium (and recovery premium funding) this academic year to address the challenges listed above.

Teaching (for example, CPD, recruitment and retention)

Budgeted cost: £48,905.19


Targeted academic support (for example, tutoring, one-to-one support structured interventions) 

Budgeted cost: £36,729

Wider strategies 

Budgeted cost: £22,390