Children at school desks
Children at school desks

If you work in the armed forces and have children you may already be aware of this, but in case you are not aware, Luke is keen to share some important information about the Service Pupil Premium (SPP).

The Gov website states that the SPP is in place in recognition of the specific challenges children from service families face and as part of the commitment to delivering the armed forces covenant”.

It goes on to say, “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 £310 per service child who meets the eligibility criteria.”

Even if you were aware of the SPP already, it is important to note that the eligibility criteria has been updated this week. It is worth checking online whether your children will be eligible. This could make a big difference to your child’s school and how they meet your child’s needs.

Please do take a look and tell your child’s school as soon as possible if you think you are eligible, so they can access the premium.

You can read some general information about the SPP here and the recent updates here.

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