Why military service children?

According to the Office for Students, "Children from military families have low participation rates in higher education. Various factors can affect access to higher education among children from military families including mobility, separation, wellbeing and caring responsibilities.". 

Military Service Child Report

In collaboration with York St John University, we created a Military Service Child Report. This link will take you to the report. 

?What work have we done in this area?

Focus Groups

We have hosted military service students on campus at York St John University. During this visit, students heard about higher education options, got to tour campus and participated in focus groups. 

Please click here to look at some of our findings from the focus groups. 


SCiP Alliance

You can find out more about our work with the Service Children's Progression (SCiP) Alliance, by clicking here.



In partnership with the University of York, York St John University, North Yorkshire Council and York City Council, we conducted research and helped to create a collaborative project focusing on military service children.

To read about the findings and the project, click here. 



Service Families' Liaison Officer- Beccy Dixon

Click here for a video

Service Children's Champion Newsletter

Monthly SCC - Newsletter - April

SCiP Alliance (Service Children's Progression Alliance)

The SCiP Alliance is a national organisation, working to provide the best support systems possible for service children. The website offers helpful resources, as well as upcoming events and recent news. 

SCiP Alliance website

Other Resources

Information for students from a UK Armed Forces family about applying to undergraduate programmes by UCAS

Guidance on applying to university as a service child, created by Naval Families Federation 


We do not currently have any scheduled events, please check back soon. 


Resources designed to support young people who are navigating school, further education, and higher education!

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Parents and Carers

Resources for Parents/Carers to enable you to support young people as they make decisions about their future

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Resources for teachers/practitioners working with young people and supporting the Careers curriculum in school/college

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Additional Support

Resource and information relating to specific groups and / or circumstances that may benefit from additional support.

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