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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 over 30% of pupils in Year R to Year 6 are eligible for Service Premium Funding.  The breakdown of pupils for 2022/23 are:


Total Number of Pupils on Roll                                        163

Total Number of Pupils Eligible for Pupil Premium          55

Total Pupil Premium Received                                        £17,600


We are using the additional funding for:

  • A Service Children Co-ordinator
  • Resources for Dandelion Military Children's Club
  • Team Teach Training (booked for Jan 23/24)
  • Learning Mentor
  • 1:1 and small group intervention
  • KS1 Phonics Interventions by the Phonics Lead
  • Additional lunchtime and breakfast club supervision
  • Tracking and assessment of pupil progress
  • Literacy Support & Literacy Resources 
  • ICT technology
  • SENDco dedicated time
  • Pastoral and welfare support for Service pupils and families to ensure inclusion

NB: Full information can be found in the 2022/23 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement below.




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2022-2023 Service Premium Funding 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