South Pennine Academy

Orchard Primary Academy - Public Consultation to increase the PAN from September 2021

The consultation report does not give a majority of positive responses supporting this proposal.   The majority of responses raised were regarding class sizes. 


In addition we received a later response from Kirklees Council who are not in favour of the proposed change.  As basic need data suggests the places are not required at this time.


Orchard Primary Academy is not currently oversubscribed.


The board has decided not to continue with the increase in PAN with effect from September 2021.  The academy will admit over the PAN to sixty should there be a demand for this, consideration will be given to re-consult in the future.


The consultation process can be viewed HERE.