Information for families during the coronavirus outbreak

This page provides general education advice.
Please see our Allowances page if you are looking for information on the following:

  • CEA temporary arrangements update
  • CEA Special Educational Needs Allowance (SENA)
  • CEA & Summer Term bills
  • School Children’s Visits
  • New MOD guidance on CEA regulations


01   Support for families in Wales

Supporting Service Children in Education Wales (SSCE Cymru) has provided advice for Service families in Wales.

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02   Impact of assignment freeze on school places

DCYP has provided answers to some of the commonly asked questions regarding COVID-19.

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03   Overseas educational clearance

CEAS are continuing to work remotely with reduced staff numbers. Therefore, processing educational clearances for overseas postings will be taking longer than usual.

Gaining information via the Educational Overseas Supportability (EOS) Form may prove more difficult with the UK school closures. However, where possible, CEAS will continue to process educational clearances for postings to non-MOD School areas and MOD Schools will continue for children registering to their schools, as best they can. Any children with additional needs, who may require further decisions on supportability to be made, will also take longer than the usual.

CEAS will continue to support Service personnel and their families during this time.

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04   Contacting CEAS

The Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) team are working remotely due to COVID-19. If you need to contact them regarding any issues related to your child’s education (e.g. CEA, school admissions, advice regarding your child’s Special Educational Needs and Disability/additional needs, overseas education, or retaining SFA for educational reasons), please email:

Please do not ring or post documents to their office, as there is no-one in the office to respond. However, the general email is checked several times a day. For more information, see their website.

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