What is Early Years Pupil Premium? (EYPP)

From April 2015 additional targeted funding in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) will be available through the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) for all disadvantaged three and four year olds. Research shows that children from lower income families are less likely to achieve a good level of development at age 5 with a gap of 19% with their peers and the additional funding (initially £300 per child per year fte) will be provided with the aim of closing this attainment gap. It will also fill the targeted funding gap between Early Education entitlement for the most disadvantaged 2 year olds and the pupil premium in KS1.

Schools and Early Years Providers will be free to use the funding as they see fit but will be expected to use it on evidence based approaches arising from research or their own practice.  Providers will be accountable for how the money was spent and expected to provide evidence of the impact the funding has had on improving outcomes for eligible children. Ofsted will assess the effective use of spending of EYPP within the leadership and management judgement at inspection.