Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch-up
The Henry Box School is committed to raising academic standards of all students. We receive Pupil Premium (PP) Government funding to help us in our commitment to ensure every student is successful.
The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who are, or have been, looked after and children of service personnel.
Pupil Premium funding also supports the school in its aim that all students make a contribution to school life through participation in both the formal (academic) and less formal (extra-curricular) aspects of the school. We are committed to utilising the premium to raise achievement and close the gap both in attainment and in skills and experiences.
The Pupil Premium is allocated for the financial year i.e. 1 April to 31 March.
Additional funding for underperforming Year 7 students has been made available by the Department for Education. The Catch-Up Premium is £500 of additional funding for students who did not achieve the scaled score of 100 Maths or English at Key Stage 2. The funding is intended to help students catch up to expected levels of attainment through intensive support at the start of their secondary education.
The school will assess the individual needs of each of the pupils who are eligible for the Catch-up premium to decide the best way to use the funding.