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Service Pupil Premium

Question for Department for Education

UIN 64881, tabled on 21 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students who are eligible for the service pupil premium have not received that premium in the last 12 months.

Answered on

1 March 2017

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP), which was introduced in April 2011, is additional funding that schools receive to support the educational needs of their pupils who are currently or have recently been Service children in recognition of the specific challenges children that service families face and as part of the commitment to delivering the armed forces covenant. The following table sets out the numbers of pupils attracting the Service Pupil Premium since its introduction:

Year

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Pupils attracting SPP

45,070

52,370

57,940

64,390

68,771

73,415

We have allocated more than £22.0 million in 2016/17 financial year to support the needs of over 73,000 Service pupils through the SPP.

Schools are encouraged to identify children eligible for the SPP in their school census returns and the funding is allocated to schools based on these returns.