The MOD offers a number of ways to help parents ensure that their children's education does not suffer as a result of family moves. Although operational requirements come first, the Service Assigning Authorities make every effort to take into account individual preferences for location and timing, especially in relation to the school calendar. Where assignments fall during a key educational stage, service personnel may retain family accommodation at the current location in order to provide continuity of schooling.
Our well regarded Children's Education Advisory Service offers advice on all educational matters and direct assistance on admissions appeals and special educational needs matters. For families moving to or within England, the schools Admissions Code makes consideration of the needs of service children a statutory requirement. For those moving overseas, educational arrangements are made through the Service Children's Education (SCE) Agency.
Continuity of education allowance is available to Service families that decide that the continuity offered by boarding schools is the best option for their children.