What is Service Premium?
- The Service Premium is paid directly to schools and the funds are allocated by the DfE.
- The Premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) as part of the commitment to delivering the Armed Forces Covenant. The premium enables us to provide extra support for children with parents in the Armed Forces – we link this to academic and pastoral needs.
- This premium is for children of currently serving Service Personnel, for those who have had a Service parent who has died in service and also those who have left including through injury for up to a maximum of six years. It began in 2011 and so the six year point has not yet been reached for those who were eligible at that time.
- The Service Premium is also sometimes referred to as the Service Pupil Premium but is different from the Pupil Premium.
- The school decides how the money is to be spent on Service children and is mainly for pastoral support which helps Gomer to ensure academic stability.
- A child must live with their Service parent to be eligible for the Service Premium. A child where the Service parent is the main carer even if they are not biologically theirs is also eligible.
- 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.
Service Premium 2018 / 2019
There is information below on how Service Premium is being spent this current academic year. The main focus of the premium is to ensure stability, emotional support and pupils to end their current academic year at Age Related Expectations (ARE) through targeted support, for our children of Service Families. Details regarding its impact will be recorded at the start of the next academic year.
Service Premium 2017 / 2018