As part of Bradford Council's Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we want to ensure schools are aware of and claiming the premium to support pupils.
The Service Pupil Premium differs from the Pupil Premium as it is there for schools to provide mainly pastoral support.
Children in state schools, academies and free schools in Reception to Year 11 who meet the eligibility criteria attract £310.
Children need to be flagged as a Service child ahead of the October school census deadline and Service parents need to make the school aware of their status. Service Pupil Premium cannot be claimed retrospectively.
Currently, a child is eligible for Service Pupil Premium if:
- One of their parents is serving in the Regular Armed Forces (including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the Full-Time Reserve Service)
- They have been registered as a ‘Service child’ on the school census at any point since 2016
- One of their parents died whilst serving in the Armed Forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
The West Yorkshire Service Pupil Premium Resource Directory
The Resource Directory has been created to support schools develop their understanding of the Armed Forces Covenant, the Armed Forces Community and the Service Pupil Premium. It pulls together information that is already available for schools and parents
into one place.
West Yorkshire Service Pupil Premium Resource Directory | Bradford Council