Service Children's Education

SCE provides schools and educational support for children of the UK armed forces, Ministry of Defence personnel and MOD sponsored organisations stationed overseas.

SCE is part of the MOD Directorate Children and Young People together with the Children’s Education Advisory Service

SCE schools

SCE has schools Germany, Cyprus, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Falkland Islands, Italy and the Netherlands. See list of SCE school websites.

For ROW school holidays please check directly on each school’s website:

For all HQ Business Support (BS) matters

Please contact

SCE school admissions

  1. SCE school admissions pack

SCE prospectus

  1. King’s Vocational Hub prospectus

Moving schools

Pupil and family information

The Department for Education SEN code of practice can be found here

  1. Education other than at school
  2. Pupil and Family Services
  3. MOD assessment of supportability overseas (MASO)


Videos on the topics of bereavement, deployment, on the move, challenging behaviour and safeguarding children.

  1. SCE videos
Published 4 August 2014
Last updated 8 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added service pupils moving between schools: guidance
  2. Updated links to school calendars, removed out of date content.
  3. Added MOD assessment of supportability overseas (MASO).
  4. Added SCE admissions pack.
  5. Added a link to Staffordshire County Council which has advice on School admissions for families relocating to Stafford during the Summer of 2015 under the Borona Project.
  6. Added videos
  7. First published.