Service Pupil Premium

What is the Service Pupil Premium?

The Department for Education (DfE) introduced the Service Pupil Premium (SPP) in April 2011 in recognition of the specific challenges children from Service families face and as part of the commitment to delivering the armed forces covenant.

State schools, academies and free schools in England, which have children of Service families in school years reception to year 11, can receive the SPP funding. It is designed to assist the school in providing the additional support that these children may need and is currently worth £335 per Service child who meets the eligibility criteria.

There are nearly 600 Service children across 109 schools in Northumberland

What is Month of the Military Child?

The Month of the Military Child (MotMC), in April, is a campaign to raise awareness about the important role Service children play in the Armed Forces community. It is a time to recognise Armed Forces families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.

In the US, the MotMC has been around since 1986. In the UK it is still gathering momentum. The RAF Families Federation are keen to amplify this initiative to shine a spotlight on this group.

Further Information

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For further support please contact Jane Kennedy (School Improvement Lead (Disadvantage)

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