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Early Years Pupil Premium

What is the Early Year Pupil Premium?

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional Government funding for early years settings that is specifically used to improve the learning and development of disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds. For the academic year 2019/2020 the funding allocated is £302 per child per year (pro-rata for children who access less than the full free early years entitlement)

It is allocated to children if they meet specific eligibility criteria which include being registered for free school meals and those who are in care. Early Years Pupil Premium children may have barriers to their learning and this funding will help to give them early support to enable them to make better than would be expected progress for their age.  The funding can be used for such things as educational trips, providing extra resources for the children, or providing specialist services, such as speech and language therapists.

James Lee Nursery School receives additional funding to support these children and this is called our Pupil Premium Allocation. We are accountable for how the money is spent and to ensure that appropriate support is in place for vulnerable groups. We ensure that children are ready to succeed at school, have excellent foundations for learning and are equipped well for achievement in life, no matter what their background.

Allocation 2019-20

Number of children and Early Years Pupil Premium received

Total number of pupils eligible for EYPP

September 2019


January 2020


April 2020


Amount received termly

Autumn term 2019


Spring Term 2020


Summer Term 2020


Total amount received



Expenditure 2019-20

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. Pupil premium has been available for school-age children for a number of years 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.

Last year we enhanced our learning offer for pupils by using the EYPP to support the activities listed in our EYPP report.