Pupil Premium for adopted children

The ​Pupil Premium is to help schools raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap with their peers.

From September 2014, two-year-old children adopted from local authority care or who left care under a Special Guardianship (SG) Order or Child Arrangements (CA) Order (formally known as a Residence Order*), will be entitled to 570 hours a year of Government funded early education over no fewer than 38 weeks of the year (which equates to 15 hours per week).

The Government is extending the entitlement to free early education to these children in recognition of the difficult start in life they have endured and the real benefit early exposure to high quality early education can have in improving their life chances.

There is strong evidence to show that good quality early education at the age of two supports children’s development.

If you are a parent of an eligible child and you would like to take up the offer of a free place please

Contact Havering Early Years at 2yoo_eyo@havering.gov.uk and read the Adopted Children Pupil Premium Q and A.