Early YearPupil Premiu

School Year 2021


Nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) to support children’s development, learning and care.

National data and research tells us that children who are 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 reception, compared with 64% of other children. The Early Years Pupil Premium provides us with extra funding in order to support closing this gap. It is well researched that high quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school. Hillview Nursery School wants to make the most of this additional funding.


For the Summer 2020 and Spring 2021 term each eligible child provides Hillview Nursery School with £223.93 per term. 


Term                                     Number of children                  Amount 

Summer 2020                       13                                           £2911.20

Spring    2021                       13                                           £3801.60

Total                                                                                     £6712.80

The purpose of the fund is to ‘diminish differences’ often associated with children eligible for early years pupil premium.  This is carried out in a number of ways at Hillview Nursery School. ​Children arrive in Hillview Nursery School often below the expected level of development, and so ongoing assessment is used in order to identify individual children’s needs.  The main barriers to educational achievement that the disadvantaged children in our school face are:


  • Below aged rated expectation in language and communication

  • Below aged rated expectation in social interactions

  • Below aged rated expectation in emotional development


Small intervention groups such as communication and social groups are used in order to improve communication skills and social interactions for our disadvantaged as well as other children needing extra support.  The groups are held 3 times a week, and are evaluated weekly in order to plan effectively for the following week’s group. Evidence is collated in order to track children’s progress and identify how the gap is narrowing in attainment.

You must also get at least one of the following:


You may also get early years pupil premium if your child is currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales or if your child has left care in England or Wales through:

  • adoption

  • special guardianship order

  • a child arrangements order

How to apply

To apply for early years pupil premium speak to your childcare provider or local council.