Question - What is the criteria for eligibility of Early Years Pupil Premium?
Answer - Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is paid by local authorities direct to schools. Its award is dependent on the application by parents of eligible children to their local authority, which will use the eligibility checking service to verify their application against benefits related data.
Children are eligible to receive EYPP if they are taking the universal 15 hours free entitlement and:
• meet the benefits related criteria equivalent to those for Free School Meals (please note: meals delivered as part of the universal infant free meal entitlement are not FSM; receipt of FSM does not automatically qualify a child for EYPP); or
• are in the care of the local authority (in England and Wales); or
• have left care (in England or Wales) through: adoption, special guardianship, a child arrangement order (formally known as a residence order).
This Field also records the basis of eligibility;