Forces Club

Service Families

Children of Service Families

Around a quarter of the children at Peel Common Junior School are from Service families. Our office team at Peel Common Junior School are very experienced at helping families who are transferring to the area, often at short notice. Please do not hesitate to contact us at the earliest opportunity so that we can do our very best to ensure a smooth transition for your child.

Once you have official notification of a posting to the area and a relocation date, a Unit postal address or quartering area address will be accepted as the address for the application. You must send a copy of the official MOD, FCO or GCHQ letter declaring your relocation date to the County Admissions Team.

Apply Online

Before you apply online, it is important to know what type of admission you are applying for. There are two types:

  • Main round admissions – this applies specifically to the main intake of pupils who are due to start Year R at a primary or infant school, Year 3 at a junior school or Year 7 at a secondary school in September.

  • In Year admissions – these are when a child needs an immediate school place outside of the usual transfer times, for example, because of a house move

    Contact the Admissions Team

    County Admissions Team
    Children's Services Department
    The Castle
    SO23 8UG

    Tel: 0300 555 1377

    (Calls to 0300 numbers are included in most call packages and charged at the same rate as 01 and 02 numbers. Costs may vary depending on your telecom provider.)

    Fax: 01962 845093

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 HMS Phoenix Club

At Peel Common Junior School we run a services families lunchtime club called HMS Phoenix, this is a place where the children can go at lunchtime and talk about all the aspects of being a service child. For example marking on our world map where any family members are. This club is run by our ELSA Mrs Jo Dudley, who the children see around school on a daily basis.



Helpful Links

Service Schools Mobility Toolkit

SCE is dedicated to the education of the children of Service Personnel. In keeping with the patterns of service life, children enter and leave school more frequently than in non-service schools. This toolkit, sponsored by NCSL and supported by SCISS and CEAS, has been created for students, parents, all school staff and leaders to assist in school transitions wherever you are in the world.

        •Army HIVE

       •RAF HIVE

         •Royal Navy Welfare Information Support

HIVE Information Centres are provided by the Army, RN and RAF to provide information support to all members of the Service community. To find out about relocation, local unit and civilian facilities, places of interest, schools and further education, housing, healthcare facilities, employment and training opportunities in your location.

Service Children's Education (SCE)

Service Children's Education (SCE) is an Agency of the MOD and is dedicated to the education of the children of Service families and MOD personnel serving outside of the United Kingdom.

Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS)

Children's Education Advisory Service is a Tri-Service organisation funded by the MOD. It was established to provide information and support to Service families and eligible MOD civilians on all aspects of the education of their children in the UK and overseas.

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help

SSAFA provide support for the serving men and women in today's Armed Forces and for those who have served - even if it was only for a single day. They also care for their families and dependants.