Eligibility criteria for entitlements

This table shows a comparison between the eligibility criteria for the Early Years Pupil Premium, Disability Access Funding, Two Year Old Funding and Free School Meals.

The information is correct for this financial year April 2020 – April 2021. We felt you may find it helpful so have all the criteria in one place so that you can ensure that you are accessing all the funding that the families you work with are eligible to receive.

Data shows us that we have a lower take up of EYPP than we would hope, please check eligibility and claim for all the children in your setting. The same is true for children in schools that could claim a free school meal. We have seen a recent drop in the take up of two year old funding, but with the impact of the pandemic we expect more people to be reducing the hours they work and/or claiming Universal Credit – so the numbers of funded two year olds are expected to rise.