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  • Finding the right school for your child, and securing a place, can be challenging for any family, but Armed Forces families moving area can face additional hurdles if the school...

  • The Marine Society are now offering a discount on education courses, through their partnership with Greenwich Hospital. They are offering GCSE, IGCSE, AS and A Level courses in a number...

  • A new Childcare Choices website has now been launched, so that millions of parents can pre-register for the government’s new childcare offers.   We know that childcare is important to many Naval...

  • Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, recently published a report looking at the lives and experiences of children who grow up in an Armed Forces family. The Naval Families...

  • The Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) are part of the MOD’s Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) and are a small team, who are experienced in advising service parents on...

  • Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) is offered by the MOD to assist with funding a place in boarding school in order to help to provide continuity of education for a...

  • The law on leaving your child on their own Government guidance is here. The NSPCC has produced a guide to help you to decide when it is safe for your...

  • Further education Further education (FE) includes any study after secondary education that is not part of higher education (that is, not taken as part of an undergraduate or graduate degree)....

  • Moving schools packs for parents and schools These from CEAS packs can be used by parents and schools to supplement the information that schools must transfer by law. You can...

  • If you are offered an overseas assignment, you will have to look carefully into the education available for your children. It is essential that your children are registered on JPA,...

  • Schools have a responsibility to provide appropriate individualised care and pastoral support for all children. We receive many enquiries about this, particularly from parents who are concerned about how this...

  • Education system In the UK, responsibility for the making of education law and guidance has been devolved to the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh and Irish Assemblies. In England, legislative...

  • Service children in state schools (SCISS) was formed as a working group to look into the issues relating to English state schools providing for children whose parents serve in the...

  • The Service Children’s Progression (SCiP) Alliance is a partnership of organisations focused on improving outcomes for children from military families. It is funded by the Ministry of Defence. The Naval...

  • Special Educational Needs & Disability The term ‘Special Educational Needs & Disability’ (SEND) has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder...

  • Supporting Children and Young People From Royal Navy and Royal Marines Families Children and young people with parents in the Armed Forces face challenges that may go beyond the experience...

  • Deployment commitments have always meant difficulty for Royal Naval and Royal Marines families trying to tie in leave dates with school holidays.   Since September 2013, by law, head teachers...

  • As part of our work with the Armed Forces Covenant, each year we are asked to comment formally on the Covenant Annual Report, alongside the AFF and RAF FF. In...

  • A question that often gets asked when people are transitioning between England and Scotland, is- what is the difference between English and Scottish qualifications? If this is something you have wondered or would like...

  • The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service – UCAS UCAS is an independent charity providing information, advice, and admissions services for universities and colleges across the UK.   Applying To University...

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