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Pupil Premium

Early Years Pupil Premium


From April 2015, Mapledean Nursery school has been able to claim additional funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) with the aim to support and enrich children’s development, learning and care. The EYPP has provided all eligible Nursery School children with extra funding to enable Bowerdean Nursery School and Family Centre to diminish the educational difference.


The EYPP provides an extra 53 pence per hour for all eligible three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who were formally in local authority care but who have left care because they were adopted or were subject to a special guardianship or child arrangement order. The aim is that Bowerdean Nursery will receive £302 a year (approx £100 a term) through the Local Authority for each child accessing their full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education. 


In the year 2021-2022 There are nine children at Mapledean Nursery who are in receipt of EYPP.

The money is spent on improving outcomes for children, engaging families in supporting children's learning in and out of school.


In 2020-2021 100% of pupils with EYPP funding demonstrated significant progress and the impact of the funding ensured that all pupils reached at least expected levels of development with 50% exceeding their targets.



3 and 4 year olds in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least one of the following criteria:


  • Their family gets one of the following:
    • Income Support
    • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
    • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
    • Child Tax Credit (provided they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
    • Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
    • Universal Credit
  • They have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more in England or Wales
  • They have been adopted from care in England or Wales
  • They have left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales

Please contact the school office for an application form and more advice about EYPP