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.
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 were formally in local authority
care but who left care because they were adopted or were subject to
a special guardianship or child arrangements order. 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
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
Ellergreen Pupil Premium Statement