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Pupil Premium - Early Years Pupil Premium Funding

Since April 2015, Schools, Nurseries, child-minders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. The EYPP will provide Oxbridge Lane Primary with extra funding to close this gap. The EYPP provides some funding for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who have been in care or adopted from care.

Research and data shows that children eligible for free school meals perform less well, and that high quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school. You may be aware if you have older children that a pupil premium has been available for school age children 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. This additional money could make a significant difference to us and your child. 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. To do this, we would use the funding for: additional training for our staff in early language, investing in partnership working with our colleagues in the area to further our expertise or supporting staff in working on specialised areas such as speech and language.

All parents whose child is attending Nursery will be asked to complete a form during enrolment or this can be obtained from the school office. By completing this document, it will allow us to claim the additional EYPP for your child

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