Admissions Process:

Unique Academy’s admissions process has 3 stages, as outlined below. The prospectus, application form, fees policy and other useful documents can be downloaded from this section (please see below).

Admissions Process:

Unique Academy’s admissions process has 3 stages, as outlined below. The prospectus, application form, fees policy and other useful documents can be downloaded from this section (please see below).

Admissions Process:

Unique Academy’s admissions process has 3 stages, as outlined below. The prospectus, application form, fees policy and other useful documents can be downloaded from this section (please see below).

Admissions Process:

Unique Academy’s admissions process has 3 stages, as outlined below. The prospectus, application form, fees policy and other useful documents can be downloaded from this section (please see below).

Admissions Process:

Unique Academy’s admissions process has 3 stages, as outlined below. The prospectus, application form, fees policy and other useful documents can be downloaded from this section (please see below).

Admissions Process:

Unique Academy’s admissions process has 3 stages, as outlined below. The prospectus, application form, fees policy and other useful documents can be downloaded from this section (please see below).

Unique Academy is an Independent, fee paying school. Fees are the school’s annual tuition fees set before the start of each new academic year.

fees academic year 2023 - 2024

fees academic year 2024 - 2025

2 year old Funding

Before applying for a 2 Year Old funded space at Unique Academy, parents and guardians must complete the following online application form in order to check their eligibility for the funding. This can be done so by clicking here: https://fsd.hounslow.gov.uk/synergyweb/Enquiries/Citizen/EarlyYears.aspx  

Fees will need to be paid for any pupil who is not legible to receive the 2 Year Old funding.

15 Hours Universal Free Childcare Entitlement

This funding applies to all families in England with 3 and 4 year old children. The funding offers:
● 15 hours of free childcare and early education for 38 weeks
● A total of 570 hours per year

At Unique Academy, every 3 and 4 year old child in our Nursery class as well as 4 year olds in our Reception class will receive 15 hours free funding. This will cease at the end of the term in which a child turns 5 years old.

Parents/Guardians can only accept one offer of a free part-time Nursery place. Therefore, it is not possible for a child to have a free Nursery place at our school in the morning and a free Nursery place at a different school in the afternoon or vice versa.

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

EYPP is extra Government money to boost your three or four year old’s early learning. Your child’s childcare provider or school nursery could get up to £353.40 per year to help with your child’s education. Your childcare provider or school will get the EYPP payment paid to them.

Your child could enjoy:

  • exciting new learning activities
  • extra equipment to help with learning
  • toys, books and equipment to use at home to help them learn
  • one to one or small group sessions
  • widening their life experiences.

It helps your child to:

  • be ready for school
  • develop the language skills that will give them a good start
  • develop self-confidence and social skills
  • keep healthy and active.
  • Your childcare provider or school nursery will work with you on how best to spend the money.


Who can receive EYPP?

If your child is 3 or 4 and gets up to 15 hours free childcare and you get at least one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit and not able to get Working Tax Credit, also have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190.
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit and your household income is less than £7,400 a year after tax. This does not include any benefits you get.

Your child is being looked after by a local authority or if your child has left care through:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order.

What to do next

Speak with your childcare provider or school to enable them to get EYPP for your child.

 

Your questions answered:

 

Will I receive the funding? The funding goes to your childcare provider or school. They will use it to further improve your child’s education.

Will this affect my benefits? No, claiming the EYPP will not affect your benefits.

Can the EYPP cover any extra costs I am paying for at my childcare provider? The money is to support your child’s learning and development. It cannot reduce any costs you already pay.

Can I use EYPP for extra sessions? Your childcare provider or school nursery is free to decide with you how best to spend the money. It cannot go towards extra sessions.

What happens to the information I provide? Your childcare setting has a Data Protection Policy. How they use your information will be in line with this.

Will other parents know my child gets the EYPP? Your information will remain confidential. All childcare providers and schools have a Confidentiality Policy.