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Education for child dependants

When postings result in multiple moves from one school to another or between different educational systems, getting a suitable school place can be difficult.

Most children from military families serving in the UK attend their local civilian school, but some have the opportunity to attend boarding schools, some of which are specifically for service children.

The Children’s Education Advisory Service can help advise service personnel and their families on schooling matters, providing expert and impartial advice about the education of service children.

Queen Victoria School, Dunblane

Queen Victoria School in Dunblane is funded by the Ministry of Defence to provide stability and continuity of education, within the Scottish system, for the children of UK Armed Forces personnel who are Scottish, have served in Scotland or are part of a Scottish Regiment.
Ceremonial event at QVS

Duke of York’s Royal Military School

The Duke of York’s Royal Military School is full boarding and ideal for continuity of education. Now an Academy, the school is proud to retain its Military Traditions funded by the MOD. The school is co-educational and is for children 11-18 years old.

Duke of York students

Welbeck DSFC

Welbeck is the services’ residential sixth form college for officer applicants who wish to join the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force or MOD Civil Service. The college offers a two-year A level education combined with personal development and physical training. It's ranked amongst the top colleges in Britain.