School Liaison Office

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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 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.







Role of the SLO

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

Schools on Complex

RAF Lakenheath/Mildenhall/Feltwell School Complex has five schools with approximately 2,500 students. They are all Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

On RAF Lakenheath, there is Lakenheath Elementary School, which is Kindergarten through 3rd Grade; Liberty Intermediate School, which is 4th and 5th Grades; and Lakenheath High School, which is 9th through 12th Grade. 

On RAF Feltwell (which is 11 miles from RAF Lakenheath), there is Feltwell Elementary School, which is Kindergarten through 5th Grade, and Lakenheath Middle School, which is 6th through 8th Grade. Also located at RAF Feltwell is the Isles District Superintendent's Office and the School Bus Office.

Important School Links

Local schools' public web pages:


Support Pages:


Lakenheath Middle School:

Feltwell Elementary:

Liberty Intermediate:

Home-Schooling Information

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) policy neither encourages nor discourages home schooling, and they 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 are local home school groups that offer support and collaborative activities if you are interested. 

If you are interested in home schooling your children while stationed in the UK, contact the School Liaison Officer for more information.

British Schools Information

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:

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

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

Volunteerism Program

The Adopt-A-School / Classroom Program is designed to encourage Squadrons to volunteer their time in building a positive relationship with the DoDEA community.

Volunteers can Mentor/Tutor, Guest Speak, Guest Read, Conduct Computer Support/Education, Sponsor a Day in the Life of a Military Member, Serve as Role Models, Support Job Shadowing, Participate in Field Days, Participate in Special Programs and Events, etc.

DOD Educational News

Click here for DoDEA Europe Press Releases:

Free and Reduced Lunch

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:  

FAQ’s regarding online applications: 


If you qualify, your status will remain during the entire school year, but you must re-apply the next year.

School Bus Transportation

Student transportation within DoDEA is provided based on pre-determined areas. When you register your child for school, you will be provided a school bus registration form. All students must be registered at the appropriate school bus office, as well as at the school, prior to being assigned a bus stop location. Since driving in the UK is very dangerous, we have initiated strict School Bus Misconduct Penalty Guidelines to better ensure the safety of our children.