The West Yorkshire Service Pupil Premium Resource Directory

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The West Yorkshire Service Pupil Premium 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

To evaluate the effectiveness of the Directory a short survey has been produced. . Feedback will help inform future development of the Directory. The survey link is Armed Forces - Pupil Premium (

Educational Psychology Sessions for Schools with Service Children

If you feel a Service child within your school would benefit from an Educational Psychologist session, please access skills4bradford. The Educational Psychology Team are a traded service but they provide one hour of consultation usually free of charge-see Educational Psychology Consultation . There is a charge if the school is an academy or if the school has booked two sessions previously.


The Service Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education in April 2011 as part of its commitment to deliver the Armed Forces Covenant and in recognition of the specific challenges that children from Service families face.

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.

Eligibility criteria

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)
  • 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
  • they have been registered as a ‘service child’ on the January school census at any point since 2016.


Further information can be found on this flyer


Published: 30/09/2021
Audience: All
Contact: Rebecca Smith

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