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Service Pupil Premium

by Peter Seib on 14 December, 2015

Deadline for Service Pupil Premium fast approaching

If you’re a regular serving in the armed forces and have a child attending a state school, Academy or Free school in England you need to act soon to register your child for the Service Pupil Premium.

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) of £300 is provided by the Department for Education to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral, support during challenging times which are often unique to Service families.

This support could result from a Service parent being away or perhaps being injured on active service. The SPP funds are paid directly to schools; with Head Teachers and school Governors deciding how the funds are used.

Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child’s name appears on the school roll as being a Service child.  The annual census of schools will take place on 21 Jan 2016 and children must be registered as Service children with the school before this date. As a result you are encouraged to contact the school and make them aware your child is from a Service family.

It is to be noted that this information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database

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