Service Families

What is the Service Pupil Premium (SPP)?

The Premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) as part of the commitment to delivering the Armed Forces Covenant. The premium enables schools to provide extra, mainly pastoral, support for children with parents in the Armed Forces.

Who qualifies for the Service Pupil Premium?

This premium is for children of currently serving Service personnel, children of serving parents who are a member of the Full Time Reserve Service on Full Commitment and their role is deployable, for those who have had a Service parent who has died in Service and also those who have left including through injury for up to a maximum of six years.

How do schools spend the pupil premium?

Schools decide how the money is to be spent on Service children mainly on pastoral support. Unlike the Pupil Premium, SPP is not for attainment; however, mobile Service children may need targeted help in a new school to catch up with their class.