If your child attends a state school, academy or free school in England, and has been registered with the school as a Service pupil, the school will be granted Service Pupil Premium (SPP) of £300. The Department for Education provides SPP to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral, support during challenging times such as separation, injury or bereavement.
Your school will receive the funds directly, with the Head Teacher and school governors deciding how it is spent. Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child is registered.
The annual census takes place on 19 January 2017. Be sure to contact your child’s school before this date to make them aware that your child is from a Service family. This information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database.
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