Pupil Premium Strategy
What is the Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is a type of funding. The school receives the pupil premium each academic year from the government. The amount is determined by the number of students receiving free school meals (FSM) currently or within the last six years (Ever6), the number of looked after children (LAC) within the school and the number of previously looked after students who have been adopted from care. The government provides this funding to ensure that these students achieve as highly as possible and in line nationally with their non-pupil-premium peers. Around 40% of our school population are currently pupil premium students (significantly above the national average) and, up to April 2019, our pupil premium allocation was £375,000. For the current fiscal year (2019-20) our PP allocation is £362,780 - this is expected to rise for the 2020/21 financial year. The pupil premium funding is an essential part of us “realising potential” - a guiding principle of the school's mission statement.
Use of the Pupil Premium
The pupil premium is used at Norbury Manor to provide three things. Firstly, it is used to improve inspiration and motivation for learning, engagement and buy-in to the school; secondly, it helps to support students accessing and enjoying a broad range of educational experiences; and finally, it is used to directly support these students with their studies. The funding is discussed as part of the annual budget-setting process and the priorities are determined by the individual and group needs of students entitled to the funding. The provision and spending of the pupil premium fund is regularly monitored and analysed by the headteacher and information concerning attendance, exclusions and outcomes for these students is provided to the governors termly. All staff are involved in ensuring that any barriers to learning and progress are highlighted and overcome within classes.
Details of how we currently spend our pupil premium are outlined in our Pupil Premium Strategy.
Impact of the pupil premium spending
Results for 2019 show that 70% of our PP students gained the threshold of 4+ in maths and English (compared to 74% across the whole college population). DfE data published in February 2020 shows attainment 8 (grades achieved across eight core subjects) for PP students was 46.2 compared to 51.6 across the whole school. This is significantly above national average figures and the college has continued to narrow the gap on progress scores for PP students in school. Progress 8 for all students is +0.66 and for PP students it is +0.32; PP students achieve significantly better at Norbury Manor than all students and non-PP students do nationally.
For detailed information see our Pupil Premium Strategy.
For detailed information concerning the 2018-19 fiscal year see our 2018-19 Pupil Premium Strategy.