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Hilltoppers Early Years Pupil Premium Funding

What is Early Years Pupil Premium?
Early Years Pupil Premium is a Government fund given to schools for eligible pupils, to ensure that all children have an equal opportunity to learn and succeed. Nursery Schools are given additional funding for each eligible pupil. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers.

Hilltoppers Nursery is committed to equality of opportunity for all children, regardless of socio-economic background. We want to help all pupils make rapid and sustained progress and achieve as much as possible during their time at the nursery. The pupil premium grant helps us to do this by awarding the school this additional funding which can be used in a variety of ways to ensure that no child is disadvantaged because of economic circumstances.

Below is a link to the Department for Education website:

What is Early Years Pupil Premium used for at Hilltoppers Nursery?
This extra funding allows us to provide additional staff and resources, bringing learning benefits to eligible pupils as well as all children throughout the setting.

Who is entitled to Early Years Pupil Premium?
If you receive any of the following benefits, the school may be able to claim Pupil Premium funding for your child

• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit (provided they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
• Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
• Universal Credit
• Children who are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales or who have left care in England or Wales through:

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


What should I do if my child is eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium?
Please complete an application form and return to the nursery office as soon as possible if you think your child may be eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium.

Click here  for Early Years Pupil Premium Eligibility Form

For the academic years 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 Hilltoppers Nursery did not receive any Early Years Pupil Premium funding.

How the information in the form will be used?
We will share this form with the local authority if we feel your child will be eligible. The information on this form will be used by the council to confirm receipt of one of the listed welfare benefits. You only need to fill in this form once and it will last for the duration of your child’s time at our school.

Data Protection
We are committed to ensuring that the personal and sensitive information that we hold about you is protected and kept safe and secure, and we have measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We will use the information you provide to assess entitlement to the Early Years Pupil Premium. The information will be shared with other council departments to offer benefits and services.

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