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The School Liaison Office is located on the ground floor of the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg 950 at RAF Lakenheath.
The DSN phone number is 314-226-5077 or 5078 and the commercial number to call from the United States is 011-44-1638-52-5077/78
Office hours are: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
If you have questions about any of the information contained on this page or need additional school-related information, contact the School Liaison Officer by sending an email to 48FSS.CCL.SLO@us.af.mil. You can also find the School Liaison Office on Facebook at RAF Lakenheath/Mildenhall School Liaison Office.
The School Liaison Office connects different school and community partners to help improve education for American military families in the RAF Lakeneath/RAF Mildenhall/RAF Feltwell area. The SLO can provide information on DoDEA schools located at RAFs Lakenheath and Feltwell, which are used by the RAF Lakenheath, Feltwell and Mildenhall communities (There are no schools at RAF Mildenhall). The SLO also assists families with local British schools and home schooling.
The School Liaison Office's role is to act as a community facilitator: connecting schools, families, and community services to address education issues impacting military children.
The School Liaison Office staff includes:
School Liaison Officer (SLO): Susan Ratkovsky
Assistant SLO: Melissa Johnson
Local schools' public web pages:
Liberty Intermediate: https://sites.google.com/student.dodea.edu/lis-student-services/home
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:
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 council.
U.S. Department of Education
Military One Source
Department of Defense Districts and Schools on the Web
Military Child Education Coalition
National Military Family Association
The Free and Reduced Lunch Program is coordinated through AAFES School Meals Program. Each school year the application is available online beginning on July 1st: https://freeandreducedapps.aafes.com/
FAQ’s regarding online applications: https://freeandreducedapps.aafes.com/faq.aspx
If you qualify, your status will remain during the entire school year, but you must re-apply the next year.