Pupil Premium

Sutton Grammar School Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-20

School overview 2019-20



 School name

Sutton Grammar School

Pupils in school


Proportion of disadvantaged pupils

Current 3.25% (32) (Y7-11) 

Pupil premium allocation this academic year


Academic year or years covered by statement


Publish date

October 2019

Review date

October 2020

Statement authorised by

Ben Cloves

Pupil premium lead

Simeon Brook

Governor lead

To be confirmed

Disadvantaged pupil performance overview for last academic year 2018-19

Progress 8

+0.62  (whole sch non-PP  +0.95)

EBacc entry

16.7% (whole sch non-PP 57%)

Attainment 8

72.67  (whole sch non-PP 80.92)

% Grade 5+ in English and maths


Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils



Target date

Progress 8

To keep the KS4 Progress 8 figure for disadvantaged pupils in-line with whole progress 8. The figure not to have ‘Significant negative variation’ from the results of the whole school cohort.

Sept 20

Attainment 8

To keep the KS4 Attainment 8 figure for disadvantaged pupils in-line with whole Attainment 8. The figure not to have ‘Significant negative variation’ from the results of the whole school cohort.

Sept 20

% Grade 5+ in English and maths

Continue to keep our 100% record of 5+ grades in English & Maths.

Sept 20

Ebacc entry

This figure is only low at 16.67% because 4 students out of six took the iGCSE History exam which is not included in the Government figures.

Continue to maintain the current approach to the subject choices for disadvantaged pupils to included iGCSE because it is the preferred GCSE choice for our Grammar School Setting.

Sept 20

Implement the new Admissions Policy to recognise deprivation in SET Scores

Apply the new IDACI uplifts to the SET and Second Stage test score to improve access for students from IDACI post codes areas to improve uptake of those likely to be on Pupil Premium.

Sept 2020

Teaching priorities for current academic year



Knowledge Rich Curriculum

Creating a knowledge rich curriculum for all pupils at Sutton Grammar school to ensure the very best teaching in front of every class. 

Quality CPD to all staff

Provide and promote access to quality CPD to all staff to improve the teaching for disadvantaged pupils and for all pupils across the whole school cohort.

Meet the cover costs.

Barriers to these priorities

Possible barriers are losing quality staff or not being able to attract & recruit top staff to deliver top quality, knowledge rich curriculum.

Projected spending

£15K from this fund.

Targeted academic support for current academic year



Participation in the extended curriculum opportunities.

That all students should be given the opportunities and encouraged to participate in the extended curriculum offered at SGS. This will include access to revisions workshops and the vast array of educational trips and activities that SGS offers. Provide access to revision materials for disadvantaged students.

Provide free access to clubs and educational activities offered by the school.

Mentoring & Academic Support Programmes

Maintain and fund our current ‘Mentoring Programme’ and academic support sessions for all years across the school.


Barriers to these priorities

 Families not able to afford to take part in extended curriculum activities.

Projected spending


Wider strategies for current academic year



Improve Library Resources access.

SGS will invest in extending the Library open hours to provide regular and full access to resources throughout the day and after school hours to promote learning and enrichment opportunities.

Monitor Attendance data.

Employ a Pastoral and Student Support Officer (PSSO) and provide further training money for the roles of Data manager and the PSSO. To track the performance and engagement of disadvantaged pupils across the school.

Barriers to these priorities

Disadvantage families might not have access at home to quality work spaces / desk space / internet access to complete homework / revision or other school activities.


Lack of attendance at school is possible.

Projected spending


Monitoring and implementation



Mitigating action


To make sure CPD is taken up by more staff at school and that all the departments take up training across the all three key stages.



Monitor the internal and external  academic progress for pupils to identify support and strategies needed to make progress.

INSET days to provide whole school training for all staff including those who have not had any recent CDP training.

Provide cover CDP training.

Report produced of CDP activities back to Trust.


Use of data manager to provide timely information for teachers and leaders.

Targeted support

Having effective mentor leaders and academic support leaders in school.




Monitoring which disadvantaged students have accessed the extended curriculum opportunities.

Ensure good and effective training is provided for all the mentoring programme leaders.

Provide training and resources for the  Academic support groups. 


Data and finance departments to identify the take up of opportunities available to pupils.

Wider strategies

To encourage a greater number of students to use the library and its IT resources after school. 

Promote the new opening hours and provide training for the current Librarian &  new library support staff in promoting the opportunities available to pupils. 


Review: last year’s aims and outcomes



Monitor academic progress and achievement for disadvantaged pupils.

The 2019 GCSE exam results for  disadvantaged pupils showed a Progress 8 score of +0.62 against the national average. The Attainment 8 Score showed an APS of 73 which was significantly above the national average. 

Consultation on Changes to Admissions Policy to recognise deprivation in SET Scores.

The changes to the Admissions Policy that recognise Social Deprivation have been agreed and passed by the Trust. Admissions Policy now active and applied.

Improve access to extended curriculum opportunities

£7,138 spent on the uptake of Extended Curricular opportunities.