Witham St Hughs Academy is located on the site of RAF Swinderby that was closed in 1993 and has many RAF bases in the local area. Currently, the Academy has approximately 10% of pupils who are from a Forces family. Due to the nature of the surrounding bases, the academy has an extremely low number of pupils transitioning to alternate settings due to new postings, however deployments of family members are regular.
In April 2011, the Department for Education introduced the Service Pupil Premium (SPP) in recognition of the specific challenges children from service families can face. State schools, academies and free schools in England receive £310 per pupil that meets the eligibility criteria. The purpose of the Service Pupil Premium funding is so that we can offer mainly pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment.