Who is a 'Service child'?

A 'Service child' has at least one parent who is serving in the armed forces or has done in the past. When the SCiP Alliance refer to a service child we mean:

For the purposes of the SCiP Alliance’s work, a Service child is defined as:

A person whose parent, or carer, serves in the regular armed forces, or as a reservist, or has done at any point during the first 25 years of that person’s life.

Alliance partners may use different definitions. For example some do not include reservists' children or those not living with the serving parent although both these groups may be affected by deployment.

What is the SPP?

The Service Pupil Premium is paid to Service pupils aged 5-16 in state schooling in England. A school can claim £300 per service child.

What does the SCiP Alliance do?

The SCiP Alliance works with national partners including the MoD, DfE and UCAS and its network of practice hubs to establish guidance and support and champion the progression of Service children.

Is the Alliance UK wide?

Yes the SCiP Alliance covers the whole of the UK. 

How can I get involved?

Sign up for our communications or get in touch here: Get Involved

How can I find local partners?

Contact us to be put in touch with your local hub or with potential partners.

How can I build local links?

  • Engage with your hub, or contact us
  • We can put you in touch with regional networks such as SCISS (England), SSCE Cymru (Wales) or RCET (Scotland)
  • Celebrate your local armed forces community and create links with communities and bases
  • If you have projects in mind find out about covenant funding
  • Work with local bases on extended school provision

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