Early Years Pupil Premium
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is extra funding that aims to improve outcomes for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds who are receiving the free entitlement to free education. Children who meet the criteria will be eligible for an extra 53p per hour (approx £300 per year)
We will use this money to make a difference through additional staff, resources and support for the children.
Registering for free meals could raise an extra £302 per 3 or 4 year old child in the nursery school and an extra £1,300 per child in a primary school.
The additional money is called the Pupil Premium and is available from central government for every child whose mum, dad or carer is receiving welfare benefits. It is therefore important to sign up for free school meals so that your child’s school receives as much funding as possible.
Please see the office staff who will give you a Free School Meals form to complete. The information you provide in this form will be used by the Council to confirm receipt of one of the listed welfare benefits. Once this is confirmed, this helps to decide how much money your child’s school will receive each year.
You only need to complete this form once and it will last for the whole of your child’s time at their current school.
Thank you by completing this form you are helping to make sure your child’s school is as well funded as possible.
The Pupil Premium allocation is derived from a snap shot of the pupils on the school roll at the January census. However, the payment is not received until the beginning of the financial year in April and therefore is spent on children on roll in January as well as those who join the school at Easter and September (although Easter and September children are not contributing, at this time, to the funding).'Due to the pandemic, the school has not spent the EYPP funding as outside agencies delivering enrichment and support services have not been able to attend the school. The school staff team has supported those eligible for EYPP via home schooling activities, regular virtual contact with families offering advice as well as resources and support emotionally for children returning from lockdown.