A BIG “well done” to 11-year-olds attending MOD schools within Service Children’s Education (SCE) who have achieved outstanding results in reading, writing and mathematics at Key Stage 2 with many schools outperforming the English national average.

Under the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, the MOD has tried to ensure that Service children are not disadvantaged by being part of a military family and these results show that this is being achieved.

SCE’s Director of Education, Kathryn Forsyth applauded the SCE teachers and pupils, whose results are the best ever recorded.

Making the grade 

Elsewhere across SCE, GCSE results improved by 11 per cent this year and 76 per cent of entries resulted in an A*-C grade – seven percentage points above national schools in England and Wales.

Commander British Forces Cyprus, Major General Richard Cripwell CBE, said: “These most recent results are testament to the dedication and professionalism of SCE staff and the encouraging learning environment they create that enables our children to excel”.

Major General John Henderson, General Officer Commanding British Forces Germany added: “I am delighted that SCE schools in Germany have achieved improved results from last year and are above the published figures for England.

“This is especially significant during this period of drawdown and provides reassurance to our families that the high quality of teaching, coupled with detailed school closure plans, is ensuring that children in BFG will continue to receive the very highest standard in education until drawdown is complete.

A good choice for Army families

Whether you are planning to, or already do, send your child to an SCE school, it is good to know that schools are delivering on the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant and enriching the lives of Service children in providing them with high-quality teaching and learning.

Detailed statistics about recent exam results can be found on the Department for Children and Young People (DCYP) section of the gov.uk website.

For more information about SCE schooling, contact AFF Education & Childcare Specialist, Lucy Scott, by email at ec@aff.org.uk

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