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Military children keep on moving schools.

Military children keep on moving schools.

"This is my 10th school, I've lived in 12 different houses," a girl, 14, says.

She is one of 40 eight- to 15-year-olds to have shared their experiences of growing up in military families with England's children's commissioner.

Anne Longfield is calling for a child-focused approach to supporting them.

Her report says the "all-encompassing character of a military lifestyle means service children can experience 'growing-up' quite differently from their peers".

"The mobile lifestyle of many military families can be tough, with children telling us that multiple school moves leave them feeling unsettled and anxious about achieving good grades," it says.

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