Early Years Pupil Premium

Early Years Pupil Premium

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers

During the academic year 2015-16 we received £12489 as our Pupil Premium grant allocation. We used this funding to enhance our creative curriculum in order to develop learning opportunities for the children who need it most.

Our teaching and learning philosophy integrates creative provision throughout every area of the E.Y.F.S curriculum. We know this to be inclusive of all learners and learning styles as it can include a vast canvas of possibilities ranging from exploration, investigation, physical skills, thinking skills, problem solving and creative expression.
Our assessment tool, Target Tracker shows that the prime areas of learning:- Personal and Social Education, Communication and Language and Physical Development are the areas we need to focus on to address our children’s main barriers to educational achievement.

We know this intervention to close the gaps in achievement so all of our children succeed and fulfil their own potential. The School’s Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed annually so to fit with the needs and be specific to the current cohort of children.


John Godbold specialises in story telling and imaginary play including environment investigation and development. During this intervention subjects areas such as P.S.E.D, Language and Communication, Knowledge and Understanding and creative problem solving are embraced.
Our artist in residence Lorna Rose, also works under the Pupil Premium funding to support and encourage creative thinking, learning and idea extension. Her interaction with the children happens in all areas of the nursery based on the interests of the children. This works with our philosophy of leading a child centred practice and is fully inclusive of all children’s learning requirements.

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