Additional funding, known as ‘Early Years Pupil Premium’ (EYPP) is given to schools for those parents who are in receipt of certain benefits or were the child has been adopted from care or is subject to a special guardianship or child arrangement order. This means we can receive an extra £302 per child per year to enhance the support and education that they receive.

At Abercromby, we have a small percentage of children eligible for EYPP, although other children are disadvantaged in other ways e.g. being part of an asylum seeker family and/or through being at beginner stages of learning English. About 65% of our children have English as an additional language. The biggest factor affecting our children’s progress is their acquisition of communication and language skills, learning to speak English.

Our aim is to use our EYPP to provide experiences and resources that many of our children eligible for EYPP wouldn’t otherwise access. This will also support other disadvantaged children. By buying in these exciting experiences, we anticipate that this will give the children something thrilling, that they just have to communicate about, and that will enhance their Cultural Capital.

It is well documented that high quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school so we want to make the most of this additional funding. For further information about Early Years Pupil Premium, how we plan what to spend it on and the impact of that spending, please see below:

Early Years Pupil Premium Statement 2018-2019

Early Years Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020