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 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 a 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.
Early Years Pupil Premium at Chelwood
Children for whom we receive Early Years Pupil Premium, are referred to as ‘disadvantaged’ by the government, and this funding is provided to close the achievement gap between this group and other children.
At Chelwood Nursery School, we have embraced the challenge of supporting each individual and groups of children in developing and achieving to the best of their ability, alongside their peers, regardless of their background and past experiences.
We are committed to ensuring that the funding is spent on learning opportunities that ensure these children benefit fully from our school values. It is for schools 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 pupils within their responsibility. The funding is to be spent in making sure that vulnerable children make good progress and are able to have the same chances as other children.
The Pupil Premium allocation is derived from a snap shot of pupils listed in the January census. However, the payment is for the forthcoming financial year April-March and so covers the children on the census and those who join the school at Easter and September (although these children are not contributing, at this time, to the funding).