Service Pupils

Information and guidance for schools with service pupils

Service pupils promise from Oxfordshire County Council

Following on from our successful conference last academic year we made a promise to the pupils from Service Families who attend Oxfordshire schools  . We have collated their views of  life in school as a pupil from a service back ground and we invite all schools to share a copy of Oxfordshire County Council’s ‘Promise’ with every Service family pupil.

We ask that all schools reflect on their own practice so that together we can help all pupils from Service backgrounds.

Toolkit for the support of Service Children

This Toolkit is to support all Oxfordshire schools to access advice and support for Service pupils entitled to the SPP. The SPP sits alongside the Pupil Premium grant for pupils from a disadvantaged background and in most schools the Pupil Premium coordinator will lead on provision for these pupils. Information on how the school is supporting Service pupils should be included in the school’s SPP strategy.

Service pupil premium (SPP): Dfe information for schools

SPP is extra funding for schools to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces.

  • From time to time, Oxfordshire County Council provide training and events about SSP and events to celebrate service pupils. You can find these at

NHS Armed Forces Families Engagement

The NHS in England provides healthcare services for families of serving personnel (regular and reserve) who have registered with an NHS GP practice and the families of veterans. This page provides detail about this service.