What is Service Premium?

  • The Department for Education introduced the Service Pupil Premium (SPP) in April 2011 in recognition of the specific challenges children from service families face and as part of the commitment to delivering the armed forces covenant.
  • The Service Premium is paid directly to schools and the funds are allocated by the DfE.

Who is eligible?

  • A pupil who has at least one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
  • A pupil who has been registered as a ‘service child’ on the January school census at any point since 2014
  • A pupil where 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
  • Pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full-time reserve service are classed as service children
  • Please note, if your child was never registered for the Service Premium whilst the parent was serving and the Service person has now left the services, then they will not be able to register the child now for the school to claim the Service premium.

In addition to this page, you may find it useful to visit our Service Families page which illuminates some of how we use Service Premium. Please visit our Service families page here. 

GFM Service Premium Implementation

The school decides how the money is to be spent on Service children. The school uses much of it for social and emotional and pastoral support which helps Gomer to ensure academic stability. Although schools are not required to report on the allocation of Service Premium please see the section for further information which can be found at the end of the report below.