Number on Roll (NOR)
The Local Authority normally undertakes pupil counts
each year in the Autumn and Spring Terms. The Spring Term Pupil
Count takes place on the 3rd Thursday after the start of the term
in January. Data from the Spring pupil count is used nationally by
the Department for Education (DfE) for funding, planning and
statistical purposes and this is mirrored by the Local Authority.
January numbers are used in Forecasting, Place Planning and for
Prior to 2001 data was collected at
School Level – schools sent back a form called 'Form 7' listing how
many pupils they had split by age. From 2002 onwards the paper Form
7 return was replaced by an electronic return that collects data at
Pupil Level – this was called the Pupil Level Annual School Census
(PLASC) but has subsequently evolved into a more extensive return
called the School Census. The Local Authority receives
details of pupils from the electronic database of each school and
this is aggregated to provide the Number on Roll Summary.
If you have any queries about pupil numbers or the School Census
please contact Mike Parkin, Senior Information & Returns
Officer (01905 766275 firstname.lastname@example.org).
This page was last reviewed 24 January 2014 at 16:33.
The page is next due for review 23 July 2015.