Early Years Pupil Premium

Early Years Pupil Premium Funding 2016 / 17

Early Years Pupil Premium Grant Allocation - £8,010.00

Main barriers to learning

  • Personal, social and emotional. Particularly, low self-esteem and confidence
  • Speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Self-care skills



  • The grant allocation is used towards the cost of TA support in our Nursery rooms and in our Nurture group.
  • We have a Nurture group for children facing emotional barriers to learning and Nurture principles are embedded across the school. EYPP children benefit from relaxation sessions, mindfulness sessions and small circle time groups to build self-esteem.
  • EYPP children benefit from Wellcomm interventions to further develop speech, language and communication.
  • Forest school and cooking sessions enable children to learn to use tools safely, build their skills of independence and resilience through trying new, challenging experiences with the reassurance and praise of their key person.
  • Interventions are planned based on the individual needs of EYPP children, including intervention to provide challenge for more able EYPP children.



65% of EYPP children made better than expected progress in PSED

53% of EYPP children made better than expected progress in CL

65% of EYPP children made better than expected progress in PD

47% of EYPP children made better than expected progress in Reading

53% of EYPP children made better than expected progress in Writing

65% of EYPP children made better than expected progress in Maths

Early Years Pupil Premium Funding 2016 / 17

From April 2015 we were able to claim extra Government Funding for some of our 3 and 4 year olds in the Nursery School to support their development, learning and care. This funding is called the Early Years Pupil premium.

The Early Years Pupil Premium provides us with 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 15 hours per week funded entitlement to early education.

It is well known 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 children receiving the funding. We want to do the same for our children entitled to this funding.

Our Early years Pupil premium allowance for summer term 2015 and the Autumn term 2015 was £5,416.The money for the summer term didn't come into our budget until late in the term.

We currently use the extra funding to support children's progress and achievements in the Early Years Foundation Stage 3 'prime areas' - Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. We have employed two members of staff to work each day, one  for 2 hours each morning and the other for 2 hours every afternoon. All our children are screened using the Every Child a Talker (ECAT) tool kit and the Every Child a Mover(ECAM) toolkit. Some children may be identified as having possible difficulties in these areas and the members of staff then work with them either individually or in small groups to help "close the gap". 

We also use the money to "buy" places for those children who are "at risk of delay" in gross motor skills with a teacher who comes in to take a sports session each week.

Already when we have reassessed those children receiving extra input( using the ECAT and ECAM monitoring tool and our own observations and assessments) we have seen a marked improvement in attainment, with many children now being assessed at being "in-line" for their age. We are all thrilled with this!