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St John's CofE Primary School

Nurturing potential within a Christian ethos

Forces Families

We are proud that our school community contains a proportion of military families with approximately 10% of our pupils with one or more parents serving in the Armed Forces.  As a school we take our role of supporting Forces pupils and families seriously and offer support and involvement to these families.

We foster close links with parents, and run a termly coffee morning for military families to enable them to come together to discuss all aspects of school life from the perspective of military parents.  Support  is available to pupils and families in light of the demands placed on them at certain times.


In addition, a 'Mess Club' meets regularly offering the children time to meet other children from military families in an informal surrounding where they can talk in a small group about any worries they may have.  Strong links with our parents and serving units are important to us and we appreciate their support. A welcome booklet for forces families can be downloaded as a PDF file at the bottom of the page.


We look forward to meeting you soon.


Further assistance for Service families:

Professional support and guidance is available to parents with admission queries from the Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS), part of the Ministry of Defence’s Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP).  Please see the website for more information:

This includes a moving schools pack available here:

Help is also available from the three Service Families Federations. They help many families with queries relating to schools and can help talk through the process and provide advice.


RAF Families Federation: