Rowland Hill Nursery School & Children's Centre

Early Years Pupil Premium

Early Years Pupil Premium

Since April 2015, early years pupil premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds. Children must receive free early education in order to attract EYPP funding.

The funding builds on the school-age pupil premium, introduced in schools in 2011. Nationally, the statistics show that disadvantaged children often do less well than their peers at school. The aim of this money is to try to close the attainment gap between pupils and to try to remove any barriers to learning that pupils may face. Children who meet the criteria will be eligible for an extra 53p per hour.


3- and 4-year-olds in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:

- their family gets 1 of the following:

- they are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales

- they have left care in England or Wales through:

    • an adoption
    • a special guardianship order
    • a child arrangement order

EYPP at Rowland Hill

At Rowland Hill we are committed to high achievement and equality of opportunity for all. We are aware that our children face barriers to their learning particularly those barriers associated with deprivation. Every year we run a programme of focused interventions to accelerate children’s learning in communication and language, literacy, personal social and emotional development, STEAM and the Characteristics of Effective Learning. All children may access these learning experiences but children eligible for EYPP are specifically targeted. Many of our interventions include an aspect of parent/carer involvement to share learning about children’s development.

Baseline data for children eligible for EYPP is used to identify which targeted intervention would be most appropriate for a child’s current stage of development. Progress and impact is assessed each half term and children may participate in a variety of interventions over the year.

Examples of interventions are:

WellComm – speech and language programme
Nurture Group – based in the Community Garden
Lullaby Project – bespoke lullabies created with families
Photography Project – with parent/carer photography walk
Film Making Project - with screening for families at a local independent cinema
Clay – with parent/carer workshop
Sculpture – with Tate Modern family trip
Song Writing and Graphic Scores
Composition – using an app to share children’s creations on the website

Rowland Hill EYPP Report 2023-2024