We are now beginning to receive completed returns from schools for this term's Early Years Pupil Premium claims. However, some schools are returning new spreadsheets, unfortunately we cannot process new versions, you must make your claim on the summer
term return (which was sent to you via the BSO Dropbox in June and again yesterday as many people had not saved the June return). This is to allow us to ascertain which children from last term have left / moved to Reception, which have stayed in your nursery
and do not need to be checked and which are new and need checking.
If you do not return the summer version there is a risk we will not know to continue to fund children who are still in nursery or we may continue to fund those who no longer are. If you have already submitted an incorrect version, please resubmit the correct
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
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 the parents of all NEW nursery-only children an
EARLY YEARS PUPIL PREMIUM - VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION FORM (Parental Form on the link above)
to complete to gather the information to check their eligibility.
- Add new children/parent details onto last term's spreadsheet which was sent to your registered BSO User via the secure BSO Postbox in June and 21/09/15 (this comes in the form of a link on an email generated
automatically by BSO and the sender is
- Enter a leaving date for any children who have left the school or moved into Rececption (4 year olds in Reception rather than nursery are entitled to the full school Pupil Premium if eligible not EYPP, however if the 4 year old is still in nursery
then they remain entitled to EYPP).
- Leave all the details of any children who are still in nursery - children's eligibility is only checked once a year, they are rechecked in their 4th term in nursery but there is no need for schools to recheck any details with parents as obviously
their NI Number and Date of Birth will not have changed (unless you are aware of any surname change), we will check them automatically.
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. Your registered BSO User will
then receive an alert saying your checked submission with details of eligible children and the funding you will be receiving is avaible to view securely on BSO.
The deadline for submission of the information is
8 October in line with Census since payments will be made in line with the usual Early Education adjustment payments. Significant leeway was given to schools last term beyond the original deadline as it was the first time everyone had been asked
to gather this information. Unfortunately this will not be possible this term as we need to provide this information to the DfE shortly afer the deadline.
SO PLEASE ENSURE YOU RETURN YOUR SUBMISSION BY 8 OCTOBER TO SECURE YOUR FUNDING. If you submit early and a child subsequently leaves before Census on 1st October then please ensure you inform us of this as the funding would no longer be applicable for
your school for that child.
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. Last term a number of schools tried to return 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.
EYPP Marketing Posters
If any schools did not collect any of the EYPP posters at the presentations in Spring or you would like additional copies, please contact
Adele Baines or Jaclyn McManus (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating how many you would like and they will be posted
out. The posters have also now been translated into Polish, Slovak and Urdu. If you are interested in receiving any of these translated posters, please once again contact Adele Baines.