Admission Procedure

Important: The school is able to issue a Certificate of Educational Clearance during working days only. Please ensure you apply for your child’s place in Mount Pleasant Primary School in time as a Certificate of Educational Clearance cannot be issued during school holidays.  The final date for applications for ECC to be issued for September 2019 will be Friday 31st May.  If applying after that date please speak directly to the school office for advice.

Step 1: Initial contact by parents

Please email school at mps.office@modschools.org stating your intended arrival dates and your child’s details (e.g. age, sex, current school, year group and so on) or any other queries you may have. We also need to know the status of the Head of Household.

Step 2: Response from Mount Pleasant Primary School

School will respond to your queries and email your child’s current school the MoD Pupil Information Profile form. It is vital that you inform the current school that they must complete and return this to Mount Pleasant Primary School as soon as possible.

Step 3: Initiation of educational clearance process

School will initiate the educational clearance process as soon as the PiP from is received from you and make a decision. This may lead to Step 4 or to the instigation of a MOD Assessment of Supportability Overseas (MASO).

Step 4: Certificate of educational clearance issued and admissions process initiated

As soon as you receive a Certificate of Educational Clearance from us, please submit this certificate to the Families Section at MOD Abbey Wood which is necessary to confirm your posting and flight to Mount Pleasant.

Please also look at our school web site which contains comprehensive information about joining Mount Pleasant Primary School. Admission regulations for MoD Schools are outlined in JSP 342.

What else might I need to know?

Mount Pleasant to 8500 miles from the UK.

Falkland Islands are a UK Overseas Territory, this means that laws and customs are local and are often not a replication of what you will find in the UK.

Falkland Islands Government and local laws take precedent in matters of child protection and social work.

Flights are limited to two MOD arrivals (Monday and Thursday) and two departures (Tuesday and Friday) this flight takes approximately 19 hours with a stopover of two hours in Cape Verde.  There is one LATAM flight to Santiago arriving and departing on Saturday, connections to the UK are possible and the overall travelling time would be between 2 and 3 days.  All flights are weather dependent and are subject to delay and cancellation.

Mount Pleasant is approximately 37 miles from Stanley and the majority of the road is a gravel based track.  There is a road to Goose Green and Newhaven which is a gravel track.  All other roads, other than those in Stanley are gravel based track.

School support services, where available, are delivered from UK, Germany and Cyprus.  The school has a link to a MOD Educational Psychologist and a MOD Safeguarding Team member.

There is no local, external to school, provision for Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy or any other need.  Please refer to BFSAI DIN regarding health provision.

Obtaining resources is a lengthy process.  Larger resources (above 2kg) are delivered to school by ship and can take up to 6 months to arrive.

Pupils in MOD Schools are not entitled to the Service Pupil Premium or any other additional payment given to schools in England.

We provide fruit and milk to pupils in replication to those in England, however, these are reliant on MOD supply lines and there are times when there is no fruit available to us.

We provide hot meals to pupils in replication to those in England, however, we are reliant on MOD supply lines and there are times when the menu advertised may not be the menu delivered to school.

MOD schools are part of the MOD Directorate of Children and Young People and are not Department for Education schools.