Before Joining Us

In accordance with MOD Policy, all new families must have an Educational Clearance Certificate (ECC) before they travel from the UK. This is written confirmation from the Head Teacher that your child can be given a place at Akrotiri School.

In order to gain the ECC, we need to contact your child’s school(s) to ask for information about their current level of learning and any other relevant information such as Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) support, emotional support or any other information that will help us to settle your child into Akrotiri School as smoothly as possible. If your child has SEND, the information helps us to decide if we need to arrange additional adult support in advance of your move. If your child has already been registered with CEAS or has recently been assessed as SEND, additional measures will need to be completed. Please speak to us about these measures.

We ask that you contact the School Office on 00357 25276167 or by e-mail ( as soon as you can as the whole process can take several weeks. You will be asked for permission to contact the current school and the name, address, telephone number and e mail address of the school. Once we have a reply to our Education Overseas Supportability request from the school, we will contact you to provide the ECC, so that your posting can continue, you will also be sent further information about Akrotiri School.

As soon as you receive flight details we ask that you contact us to arrange a visit to school.

Our visits are on Monday and Friday by appointment. You will be shown around the school and given up to date communications for your child. The tour gives you and your child or children the opportunity to meet the new teacher, be introduced to other pupils, see the classroom and understand the layout of the school. Children will then start school at the beginning of the next school day. About 2-3 weeks after starting at our school, parents will be invited by their child’s teacher for a brief chat about how they have settled in.

Akrotiri School has 3 intakes a year into our FS1 and one intake a year into the FS2 classes. Children start in the FS1 the term after their 3rd birthday. There are Autumn, Spring and Summer Term intakes.

Parents of children who attend the RAF Akrotiri Early Years Setting and who will be transferring to our Foundation Stage need to complete school registration forms and produce their child’s birth certificate at the same time.

All school records from previous schools and any work books available, should be brought in to school and handed in to the Main Office.

Please Note:

The school is able to issue an Educational Clearance Certificate during working days only.  Please ensure you apply for your child’s place in Akrotiri School in time as an Educational Clearance Certificate may not be issued during school holidays.