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Continuity of Education Allowance - How much do you pay?

A CEA School offering Armed Forces parents the option of only paying 10% of school fees

Wycliffe supports the Continuity of Education Allowance Scheme from the Ministry of Defence with a very generous Forces’ Bursary. This means that as parents from the Military you only pay 10% of the School fees yourself, and then this is added to the financial support you receive as part of the Continuity of Education Allowance. Wycliffe covers the remaining amount with a Forces’ Bursary.

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We are committed to support Forces Families in every way. So in addition to paying only 10% of the School fees, Forces Families do not have to pay any deposit. The only thing we ask that you pay is the £100 Registration Fee when you have decided to join us.

Wycliffe is located within easy reach of South West Forces Bases

Located in Gloucestershire, Wycliffe is within easy reach of the major Army and RAF bases across the South West with excellent road transport links (we are only one mile from M5 Junction 13); a train station only 400 yards away (with a direct train to Paddington); and Heathrow, Bristol and Birmingham airports all easily accessible in under two hours.

By car:

  • ARRC at Innsworth – 25 minutes
  • RAF Brize Norton – one hour
  • MOD Abbey Wood – 30 minutes
  • Salisbury Plain Training Area – one hour and 15 minutes.
I receive the CEA, so how much will I pay for the fees?

If you are eligible for the CEA allowance, you pay only 10% of the School’s fees which includes all boarding accommodation and food, academic studies, most of the extra-curricular activities (there are some such as Combined Cadet Force, Rowing, Fencing and Squash which incur a small termly charge).

Are there any extras I have to pay?

There are additional charges for extra lessons such as individual music lessons, and we are happy to talk these through with you.

Does my son or daughter have to leave school on Exeat weekends?

Each term, the Prep and Senior Schools have Exeat weekends, but all Boarders can stay at school if you would prefer them to, and this cost is included in the full fees (so you do not pay extra).

If you have questions about the CEA allowance and whether you may be entitled to it, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Wycliffe using the form below.

Enquiry Form