Pupil Premium and Catch Up

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium Grant is paid to schools to accelerate progress and improve the outcomes of the following student groups:

  • Children in care.
  • Children who have been permanently placed from care.
  • Children who receive Free School Meals (FSM).
  • Children who have a parent actively serving in the UK armed forces.


Free School Meals

Free School Meals (FSM) are a valuable way of your child receiving a nourishing meal during the day whilst also allowing the College to receive additional funding to improve the education and outcomes of disadvantaged students.  

Hertfordshire County Council have published some helpful information on criteria and how to apply for this valuable benefit. We encourage parents to check to establish whether or not their child/children qualify and, where appropriate, to complete the application process. Once submitted and approved, payment is made directly to the College. 

Further information can be found here: 


Summer School 2021
Hockerill ran a summer school for targeted students coming into Year 7 and a few already in Year 8. The aim of the camp was to aid transition and support the academic and pastoral development of all the students involved. 22 students attended the Summer School overall. The college has claimed £6039.64. The majority of this was spent on staffing as we used existing college staff to run the summer school as this helped with familiarity in the setting. Two of the staff were members of SLT. 

Category Amount
Staffing £5556.65
Outside presenter £140
Materials/Resources for the camp £342.99


Pupil Premium Reports

For our latest Pupil Premium Report please follow THIS LINK.

Catch-Up Funding Statement 2020-22

Hockerill Anglo-European College is a mixed secondary comprehensive and state boarding school with 905 students. Throughout Covid disruption Hockerill has strived to keep students learning and engaged with our curriculum offer. 

In the Autumn Term of 2020, the Department for Education provided additional funding for schools and academies to provide support and resources for students who may have been impacted by the effect of Covid-19 on their education. 



Date payable 

Catch up Grant 



Recover Premium 


21/22  by instalments 

School Led Tutoring 


21/22 by instalments 

Total amount 



 The purpose of the catch-up funding is to provide ‘specific activities to support pupils to catch-up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.’ We also note that ‘schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.’ 

The purpose of the Recovery Premium is to provide opportunities to: ‘support the quality of teaching, such as staff professional development, provide targeted academic support, such as tutoring and deal with non-academic barriers to success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support’  Recover Premium Funding, October 2021  

The purpose of the School Led Tutoring Grant is to offer schools the opportunity to, ‘source their own tutoring provision for disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils who have missed the most education due to COVID-19.’ School Led Tutoring Grant, November 2021  

Hockerill Anglo-European College Catch-Up Strategy has been guided by national guidance from the Department for Education and the Education Endowment Foundation.  

Hockerill Anglo-European College Catch-Up Strategy has been developed alongside the Pupil Premium Strategy and the SEND Information Report. It has been driven by the key priorities from the School Improvement Plan.  

Catch-Up Strategy – Hockerill Anglo-European College 

The foundation of the Hockerill Anglo-European College Catch-Up Strategy lies in the assessment of student progress. Teachers will conduct informal and formal assessments to establish progress and identify gaps in learning. School leaders are informed which and ensure that the appropriate students are targeted for support.  

To inform provision, the Hockerill Anglo-European College Catch-Up Strategy will us the following guidance from the Education Endowment Foundation.  

It will therefore include elements of:  

• Teaching and whole school strategies – high quality teaching, learning and intervention for all. Access to high quality resource and support material  

• Targeted Support – high quality one to one and small group tuition  

• Wider strategies – appropriate support for mental, health and wellbeing. Parental support and communication  

As a result, support for students will fall into three Tiers of Support, as detailed below:  

Tier 1 – Universal Support Tier  

Tier 2 – Additional Support Tier  

Tier 3 – Targeted Support  

The Hockerill Anglo-European College Catch-Up Strategy will be shared with the Governing Body and will be reviewed annually. 

In devising the Hockerill Anglo-European College Catch-Up Strategy, it was acknowledged that students may face significant barriers to achievement. These may include:  

• Lost learning opportunities  

• Lack of educational resources to supplement independent learning  

• Lack of access to high quality revision resources  

• Disengagement with education and lack of motivation for learning  

• Social, emotional mental health issues linked to the pandemic