Schools and Education Opportunities

The Department of Defense operates five schools serving members based at RAF Lakenheath, RAF Feltwell and RAF Mildenhall. There are no schools on RAF Mildenhall. These schools are part of the Isles District of DoDDS-Europe. The Isles District includes schools in Iceland, Belgium, Lajes, and Bahrain.

Tuition-free, space-required enrollment is limited to command-sponsored pupils. The child’s name must appear on the sponsor’s overseas travel orders as proof of command sponsorship. Others may be admitted on a space-available basis, either tuition-free or tuition paying. 

Buses contracted from local commercial companies provide school bus transportation. Service is limited by DoD regulation to those students who live outside the walking area, but inside the zone limit of approximately a one-hour bus ride. A catchment area map and a list of villages with bus stops are provided on following pages. The school liaison office, housing office and school bus office have maps showing the areas served by DoD School buses and the school zones for the two elementary schools. Families who intend to enroll their children in DODDS and who require school bus transportation should contact the school bus office at DSN 226-3752 or DSN 226-7332 to determine whether or not they are on a bus route prior to signing a lease for a house or apartment off base. 

Once the housing area and school zone are determined, the sponsor should report to the appropriate school office and complete the registration forms. Registration for new students takes place year-round.