CEAS & Armed Forces

Service Children’s Education

Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS)

If you are entitled to claim the Forces’ Boarding Schools Allowance – Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) you will be pleased to know that our school is on the approved list. The allowance is for children who start in the school year in which they turn 8 years old, up to when they turn 18 to 19 years old. Children up to 18 years of age at school in the UK could also be entitled to three free return journeys a year to visit their parents serving on accompanied tours overseas.

(Please note – you must claim before your child reaches Year 12, as new awards are not given to Years 12 and 13.)

More information about the CEA and how your child could access a Moorland School education can be found here.

The pupils demonstrate excellent social development. Their relationships with staff and with each other are excellent. Pupils of all ages mix well together, with genuine friendship evident between pupils of different ages, and with older pupils taking care of younger ones.

- Independent Schools Inspectorate

From September 2016, parental contributions will be set at £77.50 per month for a boarding Forces’ family Junior child and £122.50 per month for a boarding Senior child. This means Moorland School ranks as one of the most, if not the most affordably priced boarding school within the UK, for Forces’ children.

If you want to register your child, please do so as soon as possible, by contacting Mrs Tracey Duckworth on +44 1200 423833 or email tduckworth@moorlandschool.co.uk.

A Prospectus can be requested by clicking here.

Please note that unlike other schools there is no registration fee payable.

Armed Forces

Moorland is a small family co-educational boarding school, which accepts children for boarding from ages 8 to 18. Moorland School has provided a caring and warm family environment for Forces children for nearly eighty years.

Indeed the Headteacher Mr Jonathan Harrison is himself a former Moorland School boarder, and he also lives on the site in support of his team of dedicated House Parents.

I know all of my parents and children extremely well, as I have personally visited with all of my parents at their barracks, whether that has been overseas in Germany; Belfast or Cyprus; or more locally at Catterick; Fulwood or Colchester.

Most parents tend to call me Jonathan, and they all have my direct mobile number. As the Headteacher I am really just the ‘Caretaker’ of children’s happiness; educational and social wellbeing and confidence.

We are a ‘normal’, caring school, where all children and parents are treated equally, as most of our boarding parents are from modest forces or civil service backgrounds.

- Mr Jonathan Harrison, Headteacher