Southbourne Infant School Service Pupil 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.
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. The SPP is there for schools to provide mainly pastoral support for service children, during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment, whereas the pupil premium (PP) was introduced to raise attainment and accelerate progress within disadvantaged groups. (MoD)