Thursday 10th October 2019
Service parents with children in State maintained schools, Free schools and Academies in England are encouraged to ensure that the Head Teacher of their child(ren)’s school is made aware of their Service status ahead of the Spring school census deadline of 16 January 2020.
The Service Pupil Premium is provided by the Department for Education, to State maintained schools, Free schools and Academies in England who have children of Regular Armed Forces personnel among their pupil population to provide additional (mainly pastoral) support. Pupils with a parent on full commitment as part of Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS FC) are also eligible.
Service Pupil Premium is currently £300.00 per Service pupil and is paid directly to schools.
Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive the funding, but only if the child(ren)’s name appears on the school’s roll as being a Service child.
The information recorded by schools regarding Service status is protected and data regarding individual children is not shared outside the school.
For more information on eligibility.
Service Pupil Premium DIN refers and can be accessed via defnet.
For general queries, please email the Directorate Children and Young People: [email protected]