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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding allocated to schools on top of the main funding that they receive. This funding is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds (eligible for Free School Meals or in Care) to ensure that they are able to benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families. The Pupil Premium exists because data suggest that students who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower attainment than those who have never been eligible.

The Pupil Premium is worth £935 and goes to students who at any point in the past six years have been in receipt of Free School Meals; £1900 goes to any student who has been continuously looked after for the past six months or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who had left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order; finally £300 goes to students who parent/parents are currently serving in the armed forces or in receipt of a pension  from the MOD.

How the Pupil Premium funding is spent is monitored closely, with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent. At Norton College our strategy is to utilise the funding support for our Pupil Premium students in the following areas:

  • raising progress and attainment;
  • improving attendance;
  • raising aspirations;
  • increasing opportunities for cultural and social enrichment;

Below is a brief overview of our plan for 2018-19, please see the detailed plan attached below.

Area of support



Expected outcome

Raising progress and attainment

Student enter Norton College with depressed levels of numeracy and literacy.

  • Reading recovery programme
  • English & maths teacher
  • Learning Support
  • Pupil Support
  • Teaching & Learning CPD
  • Revision sessions

The gaps between PP and non-PP to reduces even further.

Improving attendance

Attendance of PP students is below non-PP students. This reduces their school hours and causes them to fall behind.

  • Attendance Officer and Pastoral Leaders
  • Pupil Support
  • Learning Support
  • Inclusion

PP students to achieve greater rates of attendance; Fewer PP  who are persistently absent.

Raising aspirations

Many of our PP students have not had anyone in their family attend university so do not have the same knowledge when considering future options.

  • University visits
  • Careers Programme
  • 1to1 careers meetings
  • Work Experience and work placement

PP students understand the opportunities available to them and aspire when making their choices.

Increasing opportunities for cultural and social enrichment

Our PP students may not have had access to a wide range of cultural and social enrichment activities.

  • Provide equipment, uniform, PE kit
  • Provide extra curricular programme
  • Provide music lessons
  • Fund cultural and educational visits

PP students receive cultural and social opportunities which they may not have otherwise have been provided with.

Progress Leaders assess the needs of the students who are eligible for PP funding, a range of personalised strategies are implemented and reviewed on a termly basis.