Sugar Hill Primary School

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Sheraton Road, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 5NU


Sugar Hill Primary School

'Learning and Growing Together'

Early Years Pupil Premium Information

What is Early Years pupil premium?


EYPP is additional funding for early years settings to improve the provision that disadvantaged three and four year olds receive. This extra money is to help close the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers by supporting settings to offer high quality education and care. Early Years pupil premium is paid at a national rate of 53p for every free early education hour that an eligible child attends their setting.

Children must be receiving Free Early Education for 3 & 4 year


Who can claim Early Years Pupil Premium?


All early years providers who provide free early education for three and four year olds. Children must meet the eligibility criteria.


What is the eligibility criteria?


Children must be three or four and using their free early education allowance and their parent or carer must receive one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided the family is not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for four weeks after a family stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
  • Funding may also be available if a child falls into one of the following groups:
  • Looked after by the local authority
  • Adopted from care
  • Has left care through a special guardianship arrangement
  • Has left care and is subject to a child arrangement order (previously known as a residence order)


How will we use the EYPP at Sugar Hill?


The funding will be used in the following areas:

  • The quality of provision for early language and literacy
  • The quality of practice such as continued professional development
  • Professional dialogue and debate and learning from each other
  • The physical environment
  • Parents’ involvement and engagement
  • Home learning environment.


Click on the link below to see where money is being spent for this year.