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Forces children feel the strain

Armed services children are struggling to fulfil their potential in school and many suffer emotionally when a parent is sent to a trouble spot, inspectors have warned. They also have to repeat topics as they move from school to school, which can be frustrating, the inspectors said.

Ofsted has called for a database to be established so that schools have detailed information about what such children have previously achieved.

The inspectors surveyed 30 state and three independent schools in england as well as 11 Service education schools abroad.