Getting here - Schools

There are three basic avenues for educating school-age children while you are stationed at RAF Lakenheath - Department of Defense Dependent Schools, British Schools or Home Schooling.

The Department of Defense operates five schools for dependents of members based at RAFs Lakenheath, Feltwell and Mildenhall. These schools are part of the Isles District of DoDDS Europe and are located on RAFs Lakenheath and Feltwell. There are no schools on RAF Mildenhall.

DoDEA
Standardized test scores for Isles District schools are available through the DoDEA Data Center.
For more information about Isles District schools, visit http://www.isle-dso.eu.dodea.edu/.

For more information, please contact the School Liaison Office

School Contact Information

Liberty Intermediate School: DSN 314-226-2258/5935, Comm: 011-44-1638-52-2258/5935

Lakenheath Middle School: DSN 314-226-7006/7007, Comm: 011-44-1638-52-7006/7007

Lakenheath Elementary School: DSN 314-226-1293, Comm: 011-44-1638-52-1293

Feltwell Elementary School: DSN 314-226-7003/7004, Comm:011-44-1638-52-7003/7004

Lakenheath High School: DSN 314-226-3115, Comm: 011-44-1638-52-3117

School Liaison Office: DSN 314-226-5078 or Comm: 011-44-1638-52-5078.

British Schooling
If you are considering the option of sending your child to a British school, there is detailed information at the following public service website which will help answer many of your questions: www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/index.htm.

British school admissions are handled by the county in which you reside. The School Liaison Office works closely with Suffolk, Norfolk, and Cambridgeshire counties to offer families general information on the British school admissions process and ongoing support.

You can find additional support for each of the local authorities by clicking on the links below:
Suffolk
http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/education-and-careers

Norfolk
http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/Childrens_services/Schools/index.htm

Cambridgeshire http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/childrenandfamilies/education/admissions.htm

To search for a British school, you can visit schoolsfinder.direct.gov.uk/.

For more information, please contact the School Liaison Office or your local authority/county.

Home Schooling
The DoDEA policy neither encourages nor discourages home-schooling, but they do recognize that home-schooling is a sponsor's right and that it can be a legitimate alternative form of education.

DoDEA schools provide services for sponsors choosing to home-school their minor dependents. Specified auxiliary services; such as, music, sports, extracurricular and inter-scholastic activities are available. There is a local home-school group that offers support through monthly meetings and mentorship for families just getting started.

If you are interested in home-schooling your child while stationed at RAFs Lakenheath, Mildenhall or Feltwell, contact the School Liaison Officer for more information.

* DoDEA Policy Memorandum for Home Schooling
http://www.dodea.edu/foia/iod/pdf/02OD002.pdf

For more information, please contact the School Liaison Office