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British Forces and Diplomatic Service Families

A British boarding education remains a popular choice for many Forces families due to their requirement to remain mobile, and the disruption to education this can cause. Many families strive to find stability of education and hope their children will find lifelong friendships. Knowing where to begin your search and finding the ideal school for your child’s individual needs can seem like a daunting task. This is where we can help, with 20 years’ experience of offering free and impartial advice, guiding both Forces, and civilian families through the process, and finding their ideal school. Please click here to check out the services we offer.

An opportunity to find out more about the benefits and opportunities of a UK boarding education:

  • Talk to heads and representatives of UK boarding schools
  • Free impartial help and advice from our Education Consultants
  • Collect a free copy of the UK Boarding School Directory for British Forces families

There is a wealth of wonderful schools in the UK and many may appear similar when you begin to browse the various websites and read through their prospectuses. Delve further and each school offers a unique quality, with a range of what is on offer, from pastoral care, sport, extracurricular activities and varying levels of special educational support available. This is where we can assist your search, by offering free and impartial advice and guidance. Our dedicated team of experienced professionals will help you find the school best suited to the individual needs of your child, and family. We have visited over 350 schools and have first-hand knowledge of what is available to you. We are also aware of which schools may offer extra Forces discount, scholarships and bursaries.

Whether you have personal experience of boarding school, or are a complete novice, let us help remove some of the stress of searching by completing the enquiry form, or contact us directly via email or telephone. By providing us with as much information as possible, you will enable us to help select the most suitable schools for shortlisting.



Please do get in touch, we would be delighted to help, even if you are in the early stages of considering a boarding education.

"Finding a boarding school is a daunting task, especially, if like us, you've never had any dealings with such establishments before. Having been pointed in the direction of Anderson Education, the weight of responsibility fell away. Not only did they offer us some very sound advice, but they did so at 9pm on a Friday evening!" - Paul and Sue, Forces parents of two boarders.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

You will also need to contact CEAS to obtain the CEA (Board) application form and establish your entitlement to claim the boarding school allowance.

Children's Education Advisory Service
Trenchard Lines
Upavon, Pewsey
Wilts, SN9 6BE
Telephone: 01980 618244
Email: enquiries@ceas.detsa.co.uk
Web: www.ceas.mod.uk

CEA rates (from August 2019) Period Cost
CEA(Boarding) – Junior Term £5,969
CEA(Boarding) – Senior Term £7,828

   
The UK Schools Directory for HM Forces families is available FREE from your local HIVE and SCE schools.

Forces Directory 2020/21

       

Stability of a UK Boarding School Education

For those who are looking for stability of education a boarding school can be the best option. We listen to parents’ needs and requirements before suggesting a selection of schools for them to consider. When we visit the schools we are looking for what is unique about each school.

Anderson Education help parents with issues such as what type of school to choose what to ask and look for on the school tour, fees, travel arrangements and how to prepare your child. Do not hesitate to contact us for the opportunity to talk with the boarding school specialists.

"Anderson Education helped me and my daughter make light work of a minefield of schools on offer. Informative guidance and great support made such a difficult decision much easier. My daughter is now settled and happy at her new school. Thank you." - Christine, Forces mum of new boarder


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