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Thursday 9th September 2021

Extra Funding for State Schools, Free Schools and Academies attended by Service Children in England.

Service parents with children in State maintained schools, Free schools and Academies in England are encouraged to ensure that the Head Teacher of their child(ren)’s school is made aware of their Service status ahead of the Autumn school census deadline of 7 October 2021.

The Service Pupil Premium is provided by the Department for Education to State maintained schools, Free schools and Academies in England who have children of Regular Armed Forces personnel among their pupil population to provide additional (mainly pastoral) support. Pupils with a parent on full commitment as part of the Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS FC) are also classed as Service children.

Service Pupil Premium is currently £310.00 per Service pupil and is paid directly to schools.

Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive the funding, but only if the child(ren)’s name appears on the school’s roll as being a Service child.

The information recorded by schools regarding Service status is protected and data regarding individual children is not shared outside the school.

For more information on eligibility, please visit:

Service Pupil Premium DIN refers and can be accessed via defnet.

For general queries, please email Armed Forces Families and Safeguarding: [email protected]

See also: Education

Armed Forces Families & Safeguarding 2021 Service Pupil Premium poster

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