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Part of The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust
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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding to help with improving the progress and raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. The allocation is based on the number of pupils who receive – or have received – free school meals. This is based on research showing that children from low income families may perform less well at school than their peers. Schools also receive funding for looked-after and previously looked-after children.

At Holy Name we use pupil premium to identify barriers to learning for our disadvantaged pupils and provide strategies and opportunities to engage and maximise learning outcomes and progress.

Early Years Pupil Premium 

The 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.
Early years providers are any organisation that offers education for children aged under 5, including nurseries, children’s centres, pre-schools and childminders.
The virtual school head should be involved in identifying and funding the EYPP for looked after children in Leeds.


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

their family gets 1 of the following:

Children must receive free early education in order to attract EYPP funding. They do not have to take up the full 570 hours of early education they are entitled to in order to get EYPP.
Children become eligible for free early education at different points in the year depending on when they turn 3.
Please note that 4-year-olds in primary school reception classes who already receive the school-age pupil premium are not eligible for EYPP funding.

Identifying eligible children

Early years providers are ultimately responsible for identifying eligible children. However, providers should be encouraged to speak to parents to find out who is eligible for EYPP funding.
In particular, providers should speak to the parents of children who took up the early education entitlement for 2-year-olds, as most of these children will attract EYPP when they turn 3.
For further details, please contact the Family Information Service on 0113 247 4386.

Pupil Premium Strategy Information

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