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Early Years Pupil Premium

Early years pupil premium is an additional amount of funding that schools, pre-schools, nurseries and childminders will be able to claim for eligible 3 and 4 year old children to support their development and learning.

What benefit will it be to my child?

The pre-school, nursery, school or childminder that your child attends will receive an additional amount of funding to support your child’s development. They will work with you to decide what they should spend this funding on. It may be training for the staff to help them to support your child better or they may buy some resources to assist your child’s learning.

How much additional funding is available?

Early Years Pupil Premium provides an extra 62p per hour which, if the child accesses their full entitlement equates to £353 a year.

Who is eligible for the funding?

Children will attract early years pupil premium if their families are in receipt of one of the following benefits:Income support

  • Job Seekers’ Allowance (Income-based)
  • Employment & Support Allowance (Income-related)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of the State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit based on an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on

The following children are automatically eligible:

  • Children who are looked after by the local authority
  • Children who have left care through a special guardianship, adoption or residence order

What benefit will it be to the children?

We will work in partnership with parents to carefully consider how the additional funding can support the learning and development needs of your child. The additional funding may be used in the following areas:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical development
  • Literacy

So far this year, we have used Pupil Premium money to buy resources to help children with their phonics from the Little Wandle Phonics range.  We have also worked closely with Early Years Advisors on how we can use the funds to help the children to reach their full potential. We have used some of the EYPP to fund additional hours in our setting. 

How do parents apply for early years pupil premium?

We ask that you fill in the pupil premium application form and return it to the school office.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office.