Orchard Primary Academy

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Princess Road
Chickenley
Dewsbury
WF12 8QT
01924469578
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Pupils
308
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Ages
2 - 11
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy sponsor led mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(24/10/18)
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10%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Orchard Primary Academy is an average-sized primary school. The principal took up post in September 2017. The vice-principal commenced in role in September 2018. The leader for mathematics also took up post in September 2018. The school is part of South Pennine Academies’ multi-academy trust, which it joined in November 2015. Trust members delegate responsibility for the governance of the school to the trustees, who sit on five committees. In turn, governance responsibility is then delegated to local governance boards. There is a chief executive officer of the trust. The school has a higher-than-national-average proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan and a higher than national average of pupils who are in receipt of special educational needs support. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is well above the national average. The school serves a community with a higher level of deprivation than is the national average.

Orchard Primary Academy Catchment Area Map

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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July).

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the last School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

See Pupil heat maps FAQs for more information about the source of pupil heat map data.

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