Thursday, 19 January 2017


This message is for the attention of Regular Forces Service parents based in England. If your child attends a state school, Academy or Free school in England and has been registered with the school as a Service pupil, the school will be granted a Service Pupil Premium of £300.

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is provided by the Department for Education to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral, support during challenging times, which could include anything from a Service parent being away, being injured on active service to bereavement. Funds are paid directly to schools; with Head Teachers and school Governors deciding how the funds are used.

Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child’s name appears on the school roll as being a Service child. The annual census takes place on 19 January 2017 and children must be registered with the school before this date. You are encouraged to contact the school and make them aware your child is from a Service family. This information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database.

For more information on eligibility, please see the links below:

For any other queries regarding Service children contact the Directorate Children and Young People’s educational advisory arm, Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) via email: or telephone: 01980 618244.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Aladdin Panto - DMS Whittington 21-24th January

Tickets are available now to purchase

Christmas Market at Whittington Village Hall - 10th December

Langton Medical Group - Lichfield and Whittington Surgeries Festive Hours

Lichfield Surgery will be CLOSED on Monday 26th December, Tuesday 27th Decemberand Monday 2nd January.
Whittington Surgery will be CLOSED on Wednesday 7th December, Thursday 15th December, Monday 19th December, Wednesday 21st December, Thursday 22nd December, Monday 26th December, Tuesday 27th December, Thursday 29th December and Monday 2nd January.
If you need urgent medical assistance during any of these closures please phone 111 (these calls are free from both landline and mobiles).

Forces TV - Christmas Message

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Yule the Waves 2016

As in previous years #yulethewaves allows families and friends and deployed serving personnel to post messages, pictures and videos to and from their loved ones. This service can be shared with members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary and is available throughout December.
Just click HERE to be linked to the site and for full details on how to take part.
Remember to always "think before you share" and protect your family and loved ones when using social media.
Advice on this is available via the GOV.UK website