Early Years Pupil Premium



Stoneygate Nursery School – Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Stoneygate Nursery School is committed to supporting all children to achieve their full potential regardless of their background.

Research has shown that children who have EAL and those who come from areas of deprivation as well as those with multiple vulnerability factors, are at greater risk of making lower progress than their peers.  Stoneygate Nursery School receives additional funding to improve outcomes for these children, known as the Early Years Pupil Premium.   This document illustrates how the EYPP allocation was used last year and our Nursery School’s strategy for the current year.


Early Years Pupil Premium Expenditure and Impact 2017-18

Number of children and EYPP received
Total Children on roll in July 2018 101
Total Number of pupils eligible for EYPP in July 2018 27
Amount of EYPP received for year 2017-18 £8,235
How funding was spent
Sensory Circuits, including resources and set up cost

Speech & language  group

Forest Schools, including resources

Free school meals

Extra staffing to support a group of children with self-help, toileting, socialisation, mathematics and language skills,













Impact of funding
The data of children’s progress was used to measure the impact of how the EYPP funding was used to improve attainment.

EYPP Children’s levels of progress were compared against those NOT in receipt of EYPP funding.  Impact was demonstrated that EYPP children progressed better than their peers in all but 2 areas of EYFS.

EYPP-report shows that EYPP funded children who received additional input have performed better that the non EYPP cohort in all but two areas where the gap was insignificant (less than 10 %)



Early Years Pupil Premium strategy 2018-19 

Early Years Pupil Premium Allocation for 2018-19
EYPP funding is allocated to the school termly following the information provided by parents to the school being checked by the Local Authority for eligibility.  Funding amounts are usually confirmed about half way through each term.

Based on the number of children submitted for eligibility the annual amount for this year is expected to be significantly less than last year, approximately £2,000

Barriers to Educational Achievement 
We know that high quality early years provision, with a strong focus on the Prime Areas of Learning, is crucial for all pupils but particularly those who have experienced disadvantage in early life.  We will use the EYPP funding to support identified pupils to make good progress whatever their starting points.

As our numbers of children eligible for EYPP funding have been relatively small this year, we consider all children on an individual basis, identifying any barriers to learning and provide plans to support these children accordingly.

Common barriers which have been identified are:

  •     Communication and language difficulties, including EAL
  •     P.S.E., Behavioural and emotional issues)
  •     Children living in areas of high deprivation
  •     Turbulent or changing family circumstances



How we plan to spend our EYPP
This year we plan to spend the EYPP funding on:

Delivering targeted ‘Nurture Groups’ for identified children which will give children the opportunity to learn in a smaller group focusing on building children’s confidence and social development and Communication development.  This will take place via Early Talk Boost and Forest Schools provision

Extend the range of resources that we send home for parents to use to support home learning including “Bags  of Fun” toy library.

  •         Provide all eligible children who attend nursery with a free school meal
  •         Provide additional hours (free of charge) for CLA, where need identified
  •         Implement Early Help when needed, attend ‘Team around the Family’ meetings and follow           through any actions identified
Measuring the impact
We will monitor the impact of this strategy by ensuring that all pupils eligible for EYPP funding  are clearly identified in our progress tracking systems (EYFS & WellComm) and monitor their achievements as a group compared to non-EYPP funded children attending Stoneygate Nursery School.

Key Persons are also made aware of which children in their group are eligible for EYPP funding to enable them to monitor their progress closely

We will review this strategy in March 2019