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early years pupil premium

The purpose of Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) funding is to help ‘close the gap’ between the lowest achieving children and those who are making age appropriate progress or above.

3 and 4 year olds in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:

  • Income Support OR Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance OR 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 you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more that £16,190)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after Working Tax Credit is stopped

  • Universal credit

  • They are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales

  • They have left care in England or Wales through: an adoption OR special guardianship order OR child arrangement order


The Government allocates extra money per pupil directly to the school when families meet certain criteria relating to household income. Research has shown that these children are more likely to under achieve, therefore the EYPP is specifically used to make sure they reach their full potential in the Early Years.

Schools are required to explain the reasoning behind the way this funding is spent and demonstrate the positive impact it has on this group of children’s progress because we are accountable to the DFE/Ofsted, Governors and the whole school community.

The links below provide more information on our Pupil Premium allocation and how it has been used within our school.

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