State Boarding Schools for Armed Forces Children
State boarding schools provide free education but charge fees for boarding. Some state boarding schools are run by local councils, and some are run as academies or free schools.
Service families looking into boarding education for their children may wish to consider these as an alternative to Independent Boarding Schools as the Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) can be used by those qualifying families.
For more information, please contact the State Boarding Schools’ Association
Please remember, if you are applying for CEA this can now only be done electronically via JPA and the initial point of contact for all enquiries remains the Children’s Education Advisory Service