As a member of the Armed Forces it is often difficult to mange the education of ones children with the end of service dates, even when nothing unexpected happens to shorten this. Leaving the Army half way through Autumn term, Sergeant Brown’s daughter, Maia, was in her year 11 at her boarding school, with GSCEs looming the following summer. Sgt Brown was in receipt of Continuation of Education (aka boarding school) allowance, which would stop at the end of the term after he left.
Having chosen boarding school for Maia for the stability of her education, the Browns were keen not to disrupt Maia’s education at this crucial stage. However, they were not settling near the school but could not afford to pay boarding school fees. The Trustees agreed to fund a grant to partially pay the fees for 2 terms to allow the Browns time to find an alternative school for Maia to do her sixth form, nearer the new family home.