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Pupil Premium, Catch-Up Premium, Free School Meals and Year 7 Catch up

The school would encourage any parents who feel they may be entitled to Free School Meals to take up that provision.

Do you qualify?
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment you may receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Pupils can also register for Free School Meals if they get any of these benefits themselves. No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming. Please contact the school’s Finance Department to talk to us about registering your child if you think you are eligible.

Pupil Premium

In April 2010, the Government introduced the Pupil Premium.   This funding was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for Free School Meals and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.  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 and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. 

For the academic year 2020-2021, the school received an allocation of  £200,309.  This funding has contributed to expenditure on a free breakfast for children registered for Free School Meals, additional literacy lessons, 3/4 and 4/5 borderlines English and maths intervention sessions, KS3 one to one tuition, additional careers guidance, mentoring sessions, introductory vocational courses at a local college, music lessons, curriculum and enrichment visits, and access to extracurricular activities including a supported homework club.  The school will receive a similar amount in per pupil funding in this academic year which will allow it to continue with the initiatives outlined above.

The link below will take you to our pupil premium strategy for the current academic year. It will also outline the impact of last year's spending in this area.

Pupil Premium Strategy








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Coronavirus Catch-Up Premium

The Government has provided all schools with a one-off premium to ensure all schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.  The school has been allowed £85,540.

The link below will take you to our Coronavirus Catch-Up Strategy which outlines how the school will be spending this money.

Catch-Up Premium Strategy

Year 7 Catch Up

In the 2020 – 2021 academic year, KS2 data is limited, making the identification of Year 7 catch up pupils more challenging. We are currently assessing internally Year 7 pupils to allow us to identify, which pupils require intervention in English/maths. There are 16 pupils who have a KS2 reading estimated scaled score of <100, 12 of which have a verbal CAT of <100.  There are 19 pupils who have a KS2 maths estimated scales score of <100, 18 of which have a quantitative CAT of <100. Following the identification of key pupils, an intervention program will be implemented.

In 2019 – 2020, the school received £6,904 Year 7 catch up funding.  There were 10 pupils requiring English catch up; 3 pupils requiring maths catch up; 16 pupils requiring both English and maths catch up.  In English and maths, all pupils are on track to achieve a grade 4 at the end of KS4, with the exception of three pupils who are currently receiving support as they are not on track to achieve a grade 4 in either maths or English at the end of KS4

16 - 19 Tuition Fund

At the Broxbourne School  the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund is being used as follows: 

The fund will primarily be used to provide support for sixth form students who have not yet achieved a grade 5 or above in English and/or maths.  However, the provision will not be limited to tuition for English and maths, but will also be used to help students on to successful destinations and to support them throughout and following on from the pandemic. 

Students with special educational needs and disabilities, who require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies, will also be supported by this provision.  

The tuition sessions will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study for the students.  Tuition and additional support may be delivered using a blend of online and in-school delivery.  

Tuition support offered will be based on an individual needs’ assessment, examples of some of the Tuition Support we will offer include:  

• GCSE re-sit preparation  

• IAG with our careers advisor  

• Academic mentoring   

• Subject specific support 

The impact of these sessions will be monitored based on student performance and progress in their courses and their preparation for and confidence in applying to future destinations, including higher education, employment and apprenticeships.