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Early Years Pupil Premium

Early Years Pupil Premium was introduced by government to help early years settings close the attainment gap between the most disadvantaged children and their peers. At the end of Reception, fewer children eligible for Free School Meals achieve a “good level of development” (GLD) than children who are not eligible. EYPP provides around £300 per eligible child and is intended to make a difference by having extra targeted strategies for the rate of progress these children make, and by ensuring practitioners focus specifically on these children’s progress.


We considered The Education Endowment Foundation research that outlines which interventions have been found to be most effective in improving outcomes for children.

  • Communication and language approaches Average impact +6 months progress
  • Earlier starting age Average impact +6 months progress
  • Early numeracy approaches Average impact +6 months progress
  • Play-based learning Average impact +5 months progress
  • Self-regulation strategies Average impact +5 months progress
  • Parental engagement Average impact +4 months progress
  • Early literacy approaches Average impact +4 months progress
  • Digital technology Average impact +4 months progress
  • Physical development approaches Average impact +3 months progress
  • Social and emotional learning strategies Average impact +3 months progress
  • Extra hours Average impact +3 months progress

For more information about whether you are eligible, please click on the following link: For or please speak to a member of the admin team who will be happy to support your application. Or for further guidance please visit :

Pupil premium - GOV.UK (

The Early Years Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated for your child if they meet the criteria set out by the Government.  The document below sets out how the allocated funds were used at our setting.