Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) supports operational effectiveness through the provision of educational support to service and eligible MOD civilian families.
CEAS provides advice, support and guidance regarding the educational well-being of the children and young people belonging to families in all 3 services and eligible MOD civilians who are based overseas. All advice given is impartial, child-centred and focuses on the best interests of the individual.
The CEAS team is comprised of qualified teachers and experienced case advisors who can answer queries predominantly via email and telephone.
CEAS provides authoritative, confidential, impartial advice to service and eligible MOD civilian families on a wide range of educational issues including:
- parental rights and responsibilities
- children or young person’s rights and responsibilities
- special educational needs and/or disability
- school admissions and appeals
- overseas education in non-MOD school areas
- retention of quarters for educational purposes
- continuity of education allowance
CEAS does not make decisions about a child or young person’s education; we advise families to allow them to make informed decisions.
For more information read the CEAS further information page, and .
In order that we may address your queries and abide by data protection regulations we will require your consent using our.
Special educational needs and/or disability (SEND/AN)
If you require information, guidance or support regarding your child(ren)’s special educational additional needs and/or disability, please feel free to contact CEAS or read the. For further support and guidance from CEAS, please complete and return the along with any evidence to support your case.
Retention of Service Family Accommodation
If you require information about retaining your Service Family Accommodation due for reasons related to your child(ren)’s education, please read the. For further support and guidance from CEAS, please complete and return the along with any evidence to support your case.
School admissions and appeals
If you cannot get your child(ren) into the school of your choice and would like information about school admissions and appeals, please read School Admissions and Appeals. For further support and guidance from CEAS, please complete and return the along with any evidence to support your case.
Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA)
If you are considering boarding school for your child(ren) and have checked the regulations to see if you are eligible, you may be able to request Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA). Please read theand . You can apply for CEA by completing the following .
If you are in receipt of CEA and your child is considered to have special educational needs and/or a disability, and you or the boarding school feel they may need additional educational provision as a result, you may wish to request CEA(SENA). Please read the. If you would like to apply for the CEA please read the following and .
For support in relation to service children’s education in isolated detachment areas (ISODET) please see Education overseas for service children and email any enquiries to DCYP-CEAS-Enquiries@mod.gov.uk.
The most effective way to contact the CEAS team is via email:
Emails are checked every working day and allocated to case workers to provide the required action.
CEAS helpline: 01980 618244 or 94344 8244
Fax: 01980 618245 or 94344 8245