About a third of the children at South Wonston School are from Service families, many stationed at Worthy Down. The administration team at South Wonston are very experienced at helping families who are transferring to the area, often at short notice. Please do not hesitate to contact us at the earliest opportunity so that we can do our very best to ensure a smooth transition for your child.
Once you have official notification of a posting to the Winchester area and a relocation date, a Unit postal address or quartering area address will be accepted as the address for the application. You must send a copy of the official MOD, FCO or GCHQ letter declaring your relocation date to the County Admissions Team.
Transport to SchoolHampshire County Council provide transport to school from Worthy Down – they do not provide an escort on the bus. School staff will meet the bus at the top of the drive in the mornings and in the afternoons they will escort the children onto the bus. You may apply for your child to be a 'privilege' passenger on school transport. This will depend on whether there are spare seats and only applies if the vehicle is contracted by Hampshire County Council to transport children. The privilege place can be withdrawn at short notice and you are advised to read the “Code of Conduct” leaflet/webpage on for terms and conditions of use.
Service Children's Education (SCE)Service Children's Education (SCE) is an Agency of the MOD ans is dedicated to the education of the children of Service families and MOD personnel serving outside of the United Kingdom.
Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS)Children's Education Advisory Service is a Tr-Service organisation funded by the MOD. It was established to provide information and support to Service families and eligible MOD civilians on all aspects of the education of their children in the UK and overseas.
Little TroopersLittle Troopers is a registered charity supporting all children with parents serving in the British Armed Forces, regular or reserve. We provide fundamental resources, initiatives and events to ease and aid repeated separation periods aiming to keep parent and child connected and bonded even when miles apart
Storybook SoldiersStorybook Soldiers provides a great way of maintaining a link between you and them while you're away on operations. The idea is that you record a bedtime story. It's then sent away to have music and sound effects added (by volunteers). It's then sent to your child who can listen to it at bedtime or any other time there is a cd player available.