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Phone Number  01282 864 411

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EY Pupil Premium

The Early Years Pupil Premium Statement

Nurseries, Schools, childminders and other childcare providers are able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. This statement is to explain what the Early Years Pupil Premium is, explain who is eligible for this funding and, as appropriate, why we ask  you to fill out a form so that we as a provider can claim the extra funding.

National data and research tells that children 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 the early years foundation stage compared with 64% of other children.  The Early Years Pupil Premium will provide us with extra funding to close this gap.

The Early Years Pupil Premium provides an extra 53 pence per hour for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who were formally in local authority care but who left care because they were adopted or were subject to a special guardianship or child arrangements order. This means an extra £302 a year for each child taking up the full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education. This additional money could make a significant   difference to us.

We can use the extra funding in any way we choose to improve the quality of the early years  education that we provide for your child. This could include for example additional training for our staff on early language, investing in partnership working with our colleagues in the area to further our expertise or  supporting our staff in working on specialised areas such as speech and language.

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. You may be aware if you have older children that a pupil premium has been available for school age children for longer than Early Years Pupil Premium and it  proved to give a real boost to the children receiving the funding. We can now do the same for our early years children entitled to this funding.

Please read the information below which gives details of our Early Years Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

CONTACT DETAILS

Newtown Nursery School
West Street
Colne
BB8 0HW

Tel: 01282 864 411
bursar@newtown.lancs.sch.uk