My cynical side tells me the schools sudden interest in my son has nothing to do with helping him to achieve but helping the school maintain it's high place in the tables, after all in a year group of 30 my son's marks could see this school slip down the tables.
Sadly I would agree with your cynical side!!
You really can't help but feel extremely frustrated, that this extra support wasn't given in the previous years of his education, as well.
A recurring theme at primary YR6, is that, suddenly all stops are pulled out to get those extra few through.
Unfortunately the bottom line is always funding, and how those resources are then managed. If children are on a SEN statement with over a certain amount of hours allocated, extra funding is issued by the LA, for extra resources to support the child. If the child is on a statement of less than this, the school has to manage within it's own budget, and this is where things get tough. I know that the Head at our local primary is extremely frustrated that she cannot give all the children, that need it, the full support that each child requires.