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Pupil Premium

Early Years Pupil Premium


In April 2015 the Department for Education introduced a new funding stream for schools. It enables schools to receive up to an additional £300 per year for 3 and 4 year olds and to spend it to support improving learning outcomes in the Early Years. To be eligible for this the parent/carer must be taking up the 15 hours of free nursery entitlement for their child and be in receipt of ONE of the following criteria:



  • Income Support

  • Income based Jobseeker’s allowance

  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under part VI of the Immigrations and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (Unless you’re also entitled to Working Tax Credit and earn no more than £16,190)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit

  • Has been or is currently in local authority care for one day or more in England and Wales

  • Has been adopted from care or has left care through special guardianship in England and Wales


All you need to do for the school to receive any eligible funding is to provide your National Insurance number on the updated termly declaration form for free nursery entitlement, and to indicate which criteria you meet.

You can find out whether you are eligible by clicking on the link below (the same criteria apply for Free School meal entitlement and Early Years Pupil Premium).