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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

On this page you will find the details of our school’s Pupil Premium Grant allocation for this academic year and a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement currently faced by eligible pupils at the school. You will also find details of how we plan to spend the Pupil Premium to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach, as well as details of how we’ll measure the impact of the pupil premium and the date of the next review of the school’s Pupil Premium strategy.

For the previous year, you will also find details of how we spent the Pupil Premium allocation and the impact of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils.

Support for Service Children and Families


Here at Longcot and Fernham CE Primary School we welcome our Service Children and are incredibly proud of what they represent and the contribution they make to our school. We value the wide variety of different experiences, of life in and outside of school, both before their time with us and whilst they are with us at Longcot and Fernham


Service Pupil Pastoral Team


We support our Service Children through our Pastoral Team.  We can offer individualised support plans for our students particularly at times of transition and deployment. 


Headteacher - Mrs Sally Robins

Service Families Lead - Mrs Catherine Kent

SENDCo - Miss Victoria Jones


Service Pupil Community Link Workers


Mandy Milburn and Suzie Davies are the Service Pupil Community Link Workers for all Faringdon Learning Trust (FLT) schools.   These posts are funded through the Armed Forces Covenant fund Trust (AFCFT).

Our aim is to provide you with direct pastoral and welfare support.


Suzie Davies and Mandy Milburn





Service Pupil Premium (SPP)

The aim of SPP is to enable schools to offer pastoral and emotional support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on Service Children of family mobility or parental deployment. Some of the support needed by Service Children doesn’t require dedicated resource, but sensitivity, awareness and thoughtfulness on the part of staff.

More information regarding the Service Pupil Premium can be found at the following link:

Service Pupil Premium: what you need to know - GOV.UK (

On this page you will find details of our school’s Service Pupil Premium for grant allocation for this academic year and how we intend to spend this pupil premium.   


Deployment Support

Deployment can cause disruption to family life and can be especially hard for children.  Our Staff Team will ensure that we make it as smooth and comfortable for the student as is possible and support their resilience during times of change.


The RAF Families Federation (RAFFF) together with Service Children in State Schools (SCISS) have created a downloadable Deployment Support flyer for families and schools.  In it you will find useful links and signposting to key resources and organisations offering support to help children from an Armed Forces background.


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In order for us to best support your child/children during times of deployment, whether this be an operational tour of duty for several months, or a training course or exercise for a few weeks we ask that you let us know about upcoming deployments so that we can support in preparation for and during the period of absence. 



Service Children face unique challenges during transitions due to their mobile lifestyle.  Challenges include gaps in learning, differences in curriculum, adapting to new environments and the potential stresses on the family associated with moving.  Furthermore, Service Children often transition at irregular times throughout the school year, adding stressors like learning new school layouts and assimilating into established social groups.

At Longcot and Fernham we understand the needs of our Service Children and strive to ensure every pupil has a positive transition experience through providing academic and emotional support.

For more information on our transition plan and the ways we help your children, please contact Mrs Kent or Mrs Robins. 


Useful Links for Military Families