38% of our children currently live within the Military community.
It is of paramount importance to us that all of our children, regardless of when they transition to our school, feel secure and safe within our environment. Due to the small nature of our community, we are able to deliver bespoke intervention of need; whether it is educational or emotional thereby ensuring that every child thrives and succeeds.
Our Head teacher (Mrs Dance) is the District Coordinator for Service Families within Test Valley. She liaises directly with the Local Authority, Military Community, local schools and Winchester University to ensure that we, as a school and a local authority, provide the best learning and welfare environments for the children and families from the military.
We employ a trained ELSA (Mrs Heaps) who will, if required, work on a one to one basis with any child who needs emotional support whilst in our care.
We continue to develop strong links with our parents and serving units by engaging with local AWO (Army Welfare Officers) and the Military community.
After a series of successful pilots the MOD has announced that the Wrap Around Childcare (WAC) scheme is now available to all Service personnel in the UK. The scheme is for working families with children aged between 4-11 years old, either attending school or being home educated. To find out more please click on the following link: https://aff.org.uk/advice/education-childcare/mod-wraparound-childcare-wac-scheme/
The Pupil Premium we receive is spent in support of our Forces pupils and you can find information about how we spend this proportion of our Pupil Premium budget at the bottom of this page: Grateley's Service Premium Strategy Statement.
Please find below links to organisitions that you may find useful:
The Children's Education Advisory Service website: https://www.gov.uk/childrens-education-advisory-service
Little Troopers: http://www.littletroopers.net/
A Guide to School Admissions for Service Children in England
A video funded by Forces Connect South East, and produced by Hampshire County Council, provides details on the steps that Forces families need to take to secure a school place for their child, with key application dates.
This video with contributions from school leaders, the forces federations, Local Authority representatives, Councillor Andrew Joy, Hampshire's Armed Forces Champion, and most importantly families and children, provides practical clarity for families, exemplifies the processes and challenges that are faced, alongside the high level of support we expect of each other
Please click on the link below to access; A Guide to School Admissions for Service Children in England: