Early Years Pupil Premium

Early Years Pupil Premium

Early Years Pupil Premium funding is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education we provide and raise the quality of our provision and as a result close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and other children.

Early Years pupil premium could help Golborne Maxilla offer early learning experiences and activities which will prepare your children for primary school. Your child could benefit from extra resources and equipment to meet their needs.

All children aged three and four (not two year olds), who meet the eligibility criteria will benefit from the funding. The funding is paid directly to us on an hourly rate basis, linked to claimed hours for entitled children. The annual value for a 15 hour place over a year is just over £300.

As an Early Years setting we have the freedom to choose how we spend the money to maximise the impact on children’s learning and development and thus narrow the gap. We received £4,372.90 2015-2016 and we have used the additional funding in the following ways:

Forest school delivery and transport

Targeted Parent and child workshops

Training for staff

Buying in specialist Drama and Dance sessions

Buying in an Art Therapist

Providing an additional staff role –Child initiated to support through play the children identified as at risk of underachievement

Measuring the impact

We are continually reviewing the impact of interventions and progress for individual children and vulnerable groups, collating data allows us to measure the impact and plan accordingly. Some of the ways we measure and monitor impact in the outcomes for pupils are:

Workshop Evaluation forms

Parent forums

Curriculum achievement Governor Meetings, observing in class and tracking children

Every child a talker ECAT monitoring

Parent questionnaires

Formal children meeting consultations

Termly monitoring of data

Term dates



Summer Term 2017

  • term starts Wednesday 19th April
  • half term break occurs – Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June 2017
  • back to school from half term Monday 5th June 2017
  • last day of term Thursday 20th July 2017




Autumn Term 2017

  • term starts Wednesday 6th September
  • half term break occurs – Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2017
  • back to school from half term Tuesday 31st October 2017
  • last day of term Wednesday 20th December 2017




Spring Term 2018

  • term starts – Thursday 4th January 2018
  • half term break occurs – Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February 2018
  • back to school from half term – Monday 19th February
  • last day of term – Thursday 29th March 2018



Summer Term 2018

  • term starts – Tuesday 17th April 2018
  • half term break occurs – Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June 2018
  • back to school from half term – Monday 4th June 2018
  • last day of term Thursday 19th July 2018