Service Pupil Premium
Service Pupil Premium is allocated for pupils who fall into one of the following categories:
Pupils who have a parent who is currently serving in the regular armed forces
- Pupils who have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point since 2011
- Pupils who have a parent that died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
- Pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve service
The purpose of the Service Pupil Premium is:
To offer mainly pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment.
Mobility is when a service family is posted from one location to another, including overseas and within the UK.
Deployment is when a service person is serving away from home for a period of time. This could be a 6 to 9 month tour of duty, a training course or an exercise which could last for a few weeks.