Pupil Premium Statement
The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding paid to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The government has used pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), or have been registered for FSM at any point in the last six years or students who have been looked after continuously by the local authority for more than 1 day as an indication of disadvantaged. The funding helps to tackle those inequalities of pupils who need it most.
At Nonsuch we recognise that our pupils are academically able as grammar school entrants, but understand that our disadvantaged pupils may face a range of challenges which prevent them from fully accessing the opportunities that a high-quality education offers them. Our intention is that all pupils, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, make good progress and achieve high attainment across the curriculum.
The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve that goal, including progress for those who are already high attainers. We will consider the challenges faced by vulnerable pupils, including those who have a social worker or who are young carers, and are committed to narrowing any gap between our disadvantaged pupils and their peers, making sure that they are able to access all areas of our broad curriculum and many extra-curricular opportunities.
High-quality teaching is at the heart of our approach, with a focus on areas in which disadvantaged pupils require the most support. This is proven to have the greatest impact on closing the disadvantage attainment gap and at the same time will benefit the non-disadvantaged pupils in our school. Implicit in the intended outcomes detailed below is the intention that non-disadvantaged pupils’ attainment will be sustained and improved alongside progress for their disadvantaged peers. We also emphasise the importance of an academically rigorous curriculum and ensure that disadvantaged pupils have full access to it.
Our pupil premium students continue to thrive and their outcomes over the last 5 years show that they have achieved around the same level as their peers. The outcomes for Pupil Premium students for 2018–2023 can be accessed here.
This academic year our approach to pupil premium will be responsive to common challenges and individual needs, rooted in robust diagnostic assessment, not assumptions about the impact of disadvantage. The approaches we have adopted complement each other to help pupils excel.
Please click here for our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement which shows how we are supporting disadvantaged students to improve attainment and maximize achievement.
As a parent or carer, you may be eligible to receive Free School Meals and funding for your child’s school through the Pupil Premium if you receive eligible benefits. Please check whether you are eligible using the detailed information on the London Borough of Sutton webpage, and, if eligible, please apply directly via the London Borough of Sutton webpage (this includes all families whose daughter attends Nonsuch High School for Girls, regardless of whether you live in the London Borough Of Sutton).
If eligibility is confirmed, your child’s details will be passed to the school to arrange for your child to receive Free School Meals and for the school to receive the Pupil Premium funding.