All parents need to obtain educational clearance for their children before proceeding with a move overseas. To find out more, please see the link below to the ESA Information leaflet which will guide you through the process.
Applications for Confirmation of Educational Supportability
If you are applying for your child to attend British Forces School Naples, all applications for educational supportability assessments must be received by midnight on Friday, 23 June 2023 to allow time for assessments to be processed and educational clearance to be issued. If an application is received after this date, it may not be processed before the school closure date in July, potentially leading to a delay in your posting.
Please also be aware that if additional, essential information is required from a child’s current school in order to progress the assessment and this is unavailable due to school closures during the summer period, educational supportability will not be able to be confirmed until this information is received. In addition, in some circumstances and where required, local commands will be unable to convene MASO panel meetings to confirm supportability during staff stand-down periods. Therefore, the assessment will be reconvened at the start of the next academic year (2023-2024).
If you are a member of the UK MoD posted to Naples on an accompanied tour with your family and wish your child(ren) to attend the British Forces School, please read through the ESA Information Leaflet above and download an EOS Form 101 and either an EOS Form 102, 103 or 104 depending on your circumstance.
All children (3-11yrs) – Educational Supportability Assessment Request – ESAR (EOS Form 101): ESAR (EOS Form 101) To be completed by a serving parent and returned direct to BFS Naples at the following email address: [email protected]
School Age Children (5-11yrs) – Educational Supportability Assessment Request -ESAR (EOS Form 102): ESAR (EOS Form 102) To be forwarded by the parent to the child(ren)’s current School and returned direct to BFS Naples at the email address above, by the current school with the parent’s cc’d. One form per child is to be completed.
Non School Age Children (3-5yrs) – Educational Supportability Assessment Request – ESAR (EOS Form 103): ESAR (EOS Form 103) To be forwarded by the parent by the parent to the child(ren)’s current child minder/nursery setting and returned direct to BFS Naples at the email address above, by the current setting with the parent’s cc’d. One form per child is to be completed.
Educational Supportability Assessment Request – ESAR (EOS Form 102, 103 or 104)
Information requested through the Educational Supportability Assessment Request (ESAR – OES Form 102, 103 or 104) is used by the relevant MOD school/setting and by CEAS to manage a child’s transition to an overseas based school or setting. It also signposts the receiving school/setting to any further, significant information about the pupil and allows schools to put in place any resources which may be needed to support the child, where reasonably practicable.
MOD Schools will store the EOS Form for the duration of the child attending the school. They may also keep it beyond their attendance. DCYP records management policy sets out how long information about children is kept. CEAS will store the EOS Form on their secure database until the child is 25 years old.
Please note, because we are a very small and remote School we do not have ready access to support for children with Special Educational Needs or Medical Needs. When a family wish to pursue a posting overseas, the special needs of their child should be declared to Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) when the posting is offered if the child is not already registered with CEAS. For parents of such children, it is therefore vital that they liaise with CEAS before any posting action involving being accompanied by the child / children.
The role of CEAS, based at Upavon is to support Service families in obtaining appropriate educational facilities for their children, and to provide high quality information and impartial advice on all aspects of education world-wide, including advice upon special educational needs / additional educational needs.
See the CEAS website for further details.
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