This message is for the attention of Regular Forces Service parents based in England.
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 a Service Pupil Premium of £300.
The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is provided by the Department for Education to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral, support during challenging times, which could include anything from a Service parent being away, being injured on active service to bereavement. Funds are paid directly to schools; with Head Teachers and school Governors deciding how the funds are used.
Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child's name appears on the school roll as being a Service child. The annual census takes place on 19 January 2017 and children must be registered with the school before this date. You are encouraged to contact the school and make them aware your child is from a Service family. This information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database.
For more information on eligibility, please see the links below:https://www.gov.uk/service-premium-information-for-schools
For any other queries regarding Service children contact the Directorate Children and Young People's educational advisory arm, Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) via email: DCYP-CEASemail@example.com or telephone: 01980 618244.