Early Years Pupil Premium - REMINDER ON HOW TO CLAIM

The Early Years Pupil Premium launched this month. This item is a reminder of how to claim the EYPP.

As previously advised, the documents relating to Early Years Pupil Premium for schools in the maintained sector can be found on the Finance Section of BSO or by clicking this link https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/Secure/CMSPage.aspx?mid=1904

The documents included in this section are:

  • Presentation made to the School Business Managers
  • EYPP Guidance
  • Parental Form
  • Eligibility Data Collection Spreadsheet
  • EYPP Poster

They can be found in the third paragraph under Early Years Pupil Premium below the email address in blue.


In order to claim the EYPP you need to complete the following steps:

  • Display the EYPP poster to explain the funding to parents.
  • Give all parents an EARLY YEARS PUPIL PREMIUM - VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION FORM (Parental Form on the link above) to complete to gather the information to check their eligibility.
  • Collate the information of all parents who have provided their details to be checked on the Eligibility Data Collection spreadsheet.
  • Upload the spreadsheet securely to BSO via the Postbox application by folowing this link and clicking on the Early Years Pupil Premium folder   https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/Secure/postbox/

Uploaded, completed forms will then be securely downloaded by Early Childhood Services and sent to the national checker to establish the eligibility of each child entered.

The deadline for submission of the information is 15th May in line with Census since payments will be made in line with the usual Early Education adjustment payments.

In the interests of Data Protection please DO NOT return these forms by any other method.  This is the only process by which funding will be made for schools - please do not use the Free School Meals Checker or the 2 Year Old Checker for this purpose as this will not trigger a payment and the eligibility criteria for the free early education for 2 year olds is not the same as that of Early Years Pupil Premium.  Each checker is only to be used for the specific purpose.  A number of schools have also been returning the completed parental forms to the Free Schools Meals team - these forms should be retained in schools and nothing should be sent to the Free Schools Team as they are not linked to funding for the EYPP.


Funding for Academies

We have now had a response from the DfE stating that it will be the Local Authority's responsibility to pay EYPP to academies (i.e. not the EFA).  So academies will need to follow the same process as other schools in terms of gathering parental information and submitting it as described above.


EYPP Marketing Posters

If any schools were unable to attend an EYPP session and have therefore not yet collected their EYPP posters, please contact Adele Baines stating how many you would like and they will be posted out.  The posters are currently being translated into Polish, Slovak and Urdu.  If any schools are interested in receiving a number of these translated posters, please once again contact Adele Baines.






Published: 22/04/2015
Audience: School Business Managers and Early Years Co-ordinators of Primary Schools with Nursery Classes
Contact: Adele Baines

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