Education information for HM Service Personnel, Veterans and their families


The Covenant set the following goals for Education:

  • Children of members of the Armed Forces should have the same standard of, and access to, education (including early years services) as any other citizen in the area where they live.
  • There should be special arrangements to support access to schools if a place is required part way through an academic year as a result of a family having to move for Service reasons.

School admissions

We understand that service families may find it difficult when applying for a school place. This is because they are:

  • more likely to need to apply outside the normal admissions round when schools may already be full or
  • unable to provide a specific address ahead of a posting in good time for the relevant admissions processes

The Cornwall Council School Admissions Protocol provides information about how we can help.

Cornwall Council School Admissions Protocol

Further information is available on the Cornwall Council School Admissions in Cornwall webpage.

Please direct enquiries to:

School Admissions 3 West County Hall Treyew Road Truro TR1 3AY

Telephone: 0300 1234 101

Email: schooladmissions@cornwall.gov.uk

Service Pupil Premium funding

Schools receive extra funding for children from armed forces families. This is called the Service Pupil Premium (SPP) and is aimed at helping remove disadvantage. The government has worked with schools to look at the best use of this funding and published findings.

Schools have to publish information setting out their Pupil Premium strategy. They may also show how the SPP was spent in the previous academic year, and what impact this had on eligible pupils. Please contact schools for specific information on how they use SPP funding.

Further general information on the Service Pupil Premium in Cornwall

Other information

The Ministry of Defence’s Children’s Education Advisory Service

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