The purpose of the Service pupil premium?
Eligible schools receive the SPP so that they can 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.
How Service pupil premium differs from the pupil premium?
The SPP is there for schools to provide mainly pastoral support for service children, whereas the pupil premium (PP) was introduced to raise attainment and accelerate progress within disadvantaged groups.
Schools are held to account for the spending of this funding through the focus in Ofsted inspections on the progress and attainment of their wider PP eligible pupil cohort
We have a dedicated club 'Little Heros' for our service families.
You can find out more on our Service Families page below.