The Early Years Pupil Premium

From April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers will be able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care.We wanted to write to you to explain what the Early Years Pupil Premium is, explain who is eligible for this funding and, importantly, to ask you to fill out the enclosed forms so that we as a provider can claim the extra funding.

National data and research tells that children eligible for free school meals tend to do less well, for example in 2014  45% of children eligible for free school meals achieved the expected level at the end of the early years foundation stage compared with 64% of other children. The Early Years Pupil Premium will provide us with extra funding to close this gap.

The Early Years Pupil Premium provides an extra 53 pence per hour for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who have been in care or adopted from care. This means an extra £302 a year for each child taking up the full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education. This additional money could make a significant difference to us.

We can use the extra funding in any way we choose to improve the quality of the early years education that we provide for your child. This could include for example additional training for our staff on early language, investing in partnership working with our colleagues in the area to further our expertise or supporting our staff in working on specialised areas such as speech and language.

It is well documented that high quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school so we do want to make the most of this additional funding. You may be aware if you have older children that a pupil premium has been available for school age children and it has proved to have given a real boost to the children receiving the funding. We want to do the same for our early years children entitled to this funding.

All parents are asked to complete a form given by the school office. This will allow us to claim the additional Early Years Pupil Premium.


Gracelands Nursery School Pupil Premium Plan 2018-19.


The Pupil Premium is Government money designed to help disadvantaged children and young people do well at school. The funding is allocated to our school for children in their Nursery Year. (Foundation Stage 1) Who have been registered for free schools (FSM), who are in care or who have parents in the Armed Forces.

For the academic year 2018 /19 (Autumn: 10 children Spring: 15 children Summer: 17)


When do children start being eligible? 

Three and four year olds will be eligible for the EYPP if they are accessing the early education entitlement and if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Children will become eligible at different points in the year depending on when they turn three/four. More information about the early education offer and the dates when children become eligible are available at:

Schools are free to spend Pupil Premium Grant as they see fit, however, they are accountable for how they use it.


Teaching and Learning

Intervention Strategies:

Take part in a small group Intervention group. These are tailored to support children's needs in the Prime Areas and are used to give support in areas where extra is needed and extend where extension is needed. They include targets set by Wellcomm.  All the children benefited through small group cooking activities and targeted approach.

6 week program of Peer massage delivered in the Spring via and external agency which also included extra tailored sessions for EYPP children. This was then continued by the staff.


The vast majority of children make outstanding progress in all areas of the curriculum. £5100.00 allocated




Point of entry

Children  receiving EYPP

Working below band 4 Baseline

Point of entry

Children   not receiving EYPP

Working below band 4 Baseline

Point of exit

Children  receiving EYPP

Working below band  4 Summer

Point of exist

Children  not receiving EYPP

Working below band 4 Summer



























Within this we must also take into account the 15children that have only just started the nursery in summer term and will have only just been assessed all of the these starters will be with use again next year.


Gracelands Nursery School Pupil Premium Plan 2019-20:

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