I'd always insisted that we would settle in one area ready for the kids to start secondary school, giving them continuity, and I'd serve unaccompanied if required. Having spent 3 of the last 3.5 years unaccompanied and looking at at least another 2, we've now had a change of thought and are considering sending No1 son off to boarding school while we go mobile again and move every couple of years as required. So, looking for hints, tips, pros, cons and advice from you all on the whole boarding school and claiming for CEA issue. Good schools, recommendations and any to avoid. Happy to receive by PM if you don't want to go public!