What is the Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium (PP) 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 28.2% of our school population are currently pupil premium students (in line with the national average for schools with similar demographics) and, up to April 2024, our pupil premium allocation is £420,728 based on [awaiting info] students from the last census; however, we currently have [awaiting info] PP students so we have a shortfall of funding for [awaiting info] students. Based on this, we expect [awaiting info] for the 2024/25 financial year due to increasing numbers of students qualifying for free school meals, the current economic crisis and the increased numbers of refugees and families with no recourse to public funds attending school without support from the local authority or social care.
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 High 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 (see the attachment at the bottom of this page).
Impact of the pupil premium spending
Results for 2023 show that 70% of our PP students gained the threshold of 4+ in maths and English (compared to 68% across the whole school population). The DfE data provisional data published in October 2023 shows Attainment 8 (grades achieved across 8 core subjects) for PP students was 47.79 compared to 48.04 across the whole school. Progress 8 for 2023 for all students is +0.17 and for PP students it is +0.07 which is a massive improvement on last year's progress figures.
For detailed information about how we spend our pupil premium see the attachment at the bottom of this page.
(For detailed information concerning the previous fiscal year see the attachment at the bottom of this page.)