Education

Further information on children’s education in the US can be obtained by contacting the Overseas Education Supportability Team (OEST).

General Information

The US schooling system is very different to that of the UK, and whilst many UK children thoroughly enjoy their…

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What Year Will My Child Be In?

The numbering/naming of US and UK school years can often be confusing to personnel moving between the two countries, as…

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Nursery

The Nursery Allowance entitlement begins at the start of the term after your child turns three. The term dates are…

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Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten (age 4-6)

In the UK, children are eligible to begin state school (reception year) in September of the year in which they…

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Schooling (age 6-18)

Public (state-funded) school places are allocated by address, and you will need to find a property within the catchment area…

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High School (age 14-18)

American education for children aged 14-18 is very different to the education your child would receive in the UK at…

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Children with Special Educational Needs

If your child has been identified as having special educational needs by a UK school, they must be registered with…

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Norfolk / Las Vegas / Edwards Air Force Base

In Virginia, your child must turn five on or before 30th September in order to attend Kindergarten. If your child…

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Education Claims

Private School Claims | Public School Claims | School Supply Lists | Education Advances | Swimming Lessons | School Children’s…

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Childcare Return to UK

PROCESS FOR CLAIMING CHILD CARE – 30 HRSDefence Children Services (DCS) and Armed Forces Families & Safeguarding (AFFS) has worked…

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Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) For Eligible Working Parents

Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) was introduced gradually throughout 2017 by HM Government to help working parents with the cost of childcare…

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Elective Home Education (EHE) in Overseas Locations

MOD policy and process for EHE was revised in 2021 and published in 2021DIN01-134. This new policy is aligned to…

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Tutor.com Registration Form

Tutor.com is a new service available to children of UK Service and Civil Service personnel serving accompanied here in the…

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Last Updated: Jul 15, 2022 @ 9:27 am

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