Pupil Premium Strategy

Our school is a non-selective secondary School located in Ingleby Barwick. Ingleby Barwick is becoming more deprived according to the 2015 data on ‘Indices of Multiple Deprivation’, which falls under the Stockton on Tees wards, although Stockton as a whole is becoming less deprived. In 2019, Stockton on Tees was in the bottom 36% of the country for IMD and in the bottom 15% for health; bottom 21% for employment; bottom 50% for crime and bottom 44% for education. The general population within Ingleby Barwick and surrounding areas are generally non-transitory, meaning that there is a high level of stability within the area and students typically stay within the same educational setting for their secondary years. With this in mind, Pupil Premium funding is allocated to 21% of the current Ingleby Manor cohort of students, approximately 3.7% above the national average.

Ingleby Manor Free School first opened its doors in September 2014 and is proud of its position and standing in the local community. The vision of the school is to develop “Successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens”. The school currently has 625 students on roll. The year groups are generally balanced in terms of gender. 16% of the school’s cohort are currently on the SEN register, which is about the national average for a mainstream school.

Pupil Premium is additional funding provided for children who are either in local authority care, eligible for free school meals or whose parents serve or have served in the armed forces.

At Ingleby Manor Free School we believe that poverty of expectation can be one of the biggest barriers to learning for some students. Many Pupil Premium students start secondary school with lower academic attainment than their peers. We aim to lessen this divide by creating an environment in which learners can achieve their full potential. This means ensuring that students, particularly those students with Pupil Premium funding attached, are able to access school regularly with appropriate uniform and equipment. The school also use numeracy and literacy programmes to help support academic attainment in conjunction with group interventions.

Pupil Premium is used to fund additional resources such as small group interventions and one to one interventions for both the academic, social and emotional wellbeing of students, in particular for those who receive funding. As social and emotional needs can be a barrier to learning, Ingleby Manor use pastoral support in the form of Learning Managers and the school Pastoral Officer to help students achieve emotional stability. This helps break down these barriers and allow students to enjoy the curriculum.

Together with the academic and pastoral support we offer our PP students, there is also a whole range of further interventions and support. These range from helping students enjoy and experience the ‘arts’ through access to drama, graphics and music lessons to Food Technology; we also support with funding for trips and revision material. Appropriate alternative provision for students whose needs are more complex and extra resources across the whole range of subjects as and when they are needed are also provided.

You can read how we are utilising our Pupil Premium Grant below: