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St Mary's C of E Primary School

Credenhill, Hereford

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Service Premium

Service Premium


The service premium is extra funding for schools to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces.  Pupils attract the premium if they meet the following criteria:

  • one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
  • they have been registered as a 'service child' in the school census at any point since January 2012
  • one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) or the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)


It is important to remember that it is down to the school to determine how the Pupil Premium money is best spent. The conditions of the grant state that, “the grant may be spent by maintained schools for the purposes of the school; that is to say for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school”.


For full information on Service Premium please use the link to the Goverment's website below:



At St Mary's CE Primary School 30% of pupils in Year R to Year 6 are eligible for Service Premium Funding.  The breakdown of pupils for 2019/2020 are:


Total Number of Pupils on Roll                                        164

Total Number of Pupils Eligible for Pupil Premium          30

Total Pupil Premium Received                                        £9,000


We are using the additional funding for:

  • A Service Children Co-ordinator
  • Resources for Dandelion Military Children's Club
  • Team Teach Training
  • Learning Mentor
  • 1:1 and small group intervention
  • Additional lunchtime and breakfast club supervision
  • Revision classes and homework clubs
  • Tracking and assessment of pupil progress
  • Daily Reader Literacy Support & Literacy Resources 
  • ICT technology
  • Yoga sessions 
  • Touch typing club
  • Music tuition

NB: Full information can be found in the 2019/2020 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement below.




KS2 AttainmentNational              School                
% reading7377
% writing7877
% maths7975



NB: There are no reported assessments due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

2019 / 2020 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

If your child is from a Service family s/he can join The Dandelion Seeds which aims to support service children and their families.  Please click on the link below for more information.

CEAS Leaflet 2021 - Information for Service Families on support that CEAS can provide