Excellence in Episkopi

ALMOST all Foreign & Commonwealth soldiers and their family members taking the Life in the UK Test in Episkopi, Cyprus, have passed with flying colours. Of the 11 most recent graduates to sit the test, whi...

Taught on tour

One of the biggest decisions parents must make is about their child’s education. For Army families, a posting overseas is an additional factor to consider. What are the schools like? Should your child board in ...

Excellence in Episkopi

IN Army&You’s summer edition we’ve explored what’s available at Service Children’s Schools overseas (page 44). We spoke to Dan Browning, executive principal for the Federation of St John’s and King Richard ...

New academy launches in British Forces Cyprus

COMMANDER British Forces Cyprus, Major General Richard Cripwell CBE, hosted the launch of the Joint Educational and Training Services (JETS) Academy earlier this summer. The JETS Academy is a British Forces ...

Getting your child to Cyprus

UNTIL last month, if your child was at boarding school in the UK and wanted to travel to Cyprus to visit their family, they had to use the trooper from Brize Norton unless civilian flights had been authorised. ...

Mission to the Med

Before the new Armed Forces immigration rules came into effect last December, there were many concerned families contacting AFF’s Foreign & Commonwealth (F&C) team. So Katherine Houlston, AFF F&C Sp...

All smiles in Cyprus

Children’s dentistry clinics are back on. Each centre has been hosting children and their families on selected Monday afternoons in 2013 and these will continue throughout this year. They aim to encourage...

Cyprus dancers make the grade

PUPILS from the Challenge Stage School in Akrotiri and Episkopi have been celebrating success in their dance qualifications. Sharon Potter, an examiner from the National Association of Teachers of Dancing, f...

Demystifying an Ofsted inspection

AFF’s Director in Cyprus, Phil Robertson, tells us more about AFF’s involvement in the recent Ofsted inspections… Here at AFF Cyprus, we sit on every School Governance Committee (SGC) on the island which mea...

Cyprus: Marriage breakdown – what next?

Marriage breakdown is a sensitive subject, but every year people approach us here at AFF to ask what happens when their marriage breaks down in Cyprus and where they can turn to for help. AFF Cyprus Director, P...