Military Boarding at Sexey’s School

We understand that due to the nature of military life, work commitments and constant family mobility, many service families rely on boarding to provide social stability as well as continuity of education for their children. We believe that the combination of our strong Christian values, excellent pastoral care and compelling academic results offer an ideal environment to meet the needs of service families.

Cost of State Boarding Lucy Giles, Old Sexeian

As a state boarding school parents only pay the cost of boarding as education is covered by the state. This means that rather than paying £25,000+ a year for an independent boarding school, you will pay around £12,000 a year. If you are serving in the Armed Forces and qualify for Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) this will be reduced to approximately £1000 a year (plus extras such as school uniform, music lessons and school trips). To find out more about CEA eligibility please contact –

Pastoral Support

Around 10% of all Sexey’s boarders are from military families, spread across all four services. We recognise that when service parents are deployed these children may need additional emotional and pastoral support. This is managed by our experienced pastoral teams, the Director of Boarding, Boarding Houseparents and Assistant Houseparents. Sexey’s also has a number of trained wellbeing counsellors, and appointments can be made with them at any time. The Sanctuary is also open at set times for students to come and register their concerns, or to relax.

Dorm room of a military boarding boy in Macmillan HouseLocation

Sexey’s is set in idyllic Bruton in Somerset, voted among the Sunday Times’ top 20 best places to live. We have excellent transport links to London, the South West and Wales. We are also able to assist in making travel arrangements to and from airports for boarders where possible.

Arrange a Visit

If you would like to know more about what Sexey’s has to offer, please register for one of our Boarding Open Mornings or Virtual Tour via Admissions. We recognise that due to service commitments and postings overseas, it may not always be possible to make an open morning, in which case please fill out a form or call us and we would be delighted to arrange for you to take a tour of the school.

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