Pupil Premium

Early Years Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Early Years Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way for early years’ settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds.

The Early Years Pupil premium is allocated to 3 and 4 year old children from low income families if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • 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 State pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided that they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Been in LA care for 1 day or more in England and Wales
  • Adopted from care in England or Wales
  • Left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales

Each child registered receives £300, which goes directly into the school budget.

It is for school to decide how the Early Years Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual children within their responsibility.

We analyse children’s progress termly, evaluating the effectiveness of the intervention and the impact it has had.

Please help us to continue to provide the very best opportunities for all our children.  If you are a low-income family or you think you may meet one of the criteria, please speak to the office staff. 

Pupil premium strategy statement 2017-2018


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