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Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS): for service and MOD families

CEAS provides a dedicated service exclusively for service and MOD families providing professional advice about all aspect of children’s education both in the UK and Overseas.

CEAS has 13 full time advisers to answer queries via telephone, email or in person. CEAS provides the best advice available, free of charge, to all service parents irrespective of rank or location.

All 4 devolved areas in the UK have their own arrangements for providing and choosing the curriculum, and monitoring their education services. An overview of education service provision in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland has been provided with useful contact numbers and links.

If you choose for your child to be educated outside of the state system your family may be entitled to help with Continuity of Education fees. Overseas education is dependent on the area you are posted to.

Special educational needs and disability (SEND)

If your child has special educational needs and is eligible for CEA, they may be entitled to the Special Educational Needs Addition (SENA). This is a supplement to CEA payable to a Service parent. It is intended to assist towards the higher fees normally payable at specialist independent schools that have appropriate educational facilities. Contact us for further details.

If your child has Special Educational Needs then you are advised to register with CEAS. We can help in the transfer process between local authorities, ensuring that the needs of your child are met. If you are posted overseas and have a child with Special Educational Needs you must inform us. Although Service Children’s Education (SCE) schools will try and meet the needs of your child they cannot cover all Special Educational Needs. If you arrive without having contacted CEAS you may find you are returned to the UK at your own expense if they cannot meet your child’s needs.

Who to contact

Telephone
01980 618244
E-mail
dcyp-ceas-enquiries@mod.gov.uk
Website
Children's Education Advisory Service
Extra details

All queries regarding CEA and Eligibility Certificates should be made by email to the address above. If you need to speak to someone, you can also ring - there is an answerphone facility.

If you need to contact the Pay and Allowances Complaints and Casework Cell team (PACCC), please do so via your unit.

Who is it for?

Eligibility Details

CEAS provides a dedicated service exclusively for service and MOD families.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Yes
Referral Details

Yes, please contact by email or phone.

Cost Information
CEAS provides the best advice available, free of charge, to all service parents irrespective of rank or location.

How accessible is this service?

Further Details

Phoneline with answerphone facility. Email address.

Last updated date:
06 November 2018

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