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School Choice

Advice on School Choice

Our bespoke advisory service on private school choice is carried out by six very experienced consultants. We pride ourselves on providing impartial advice to find schools which best suit your child. This allows us to consider any of the 2000+ UK private schools, whereas many international education agents use a panel of fewer than 25 schools which pay them financial incentives.

We give a huge amount of free information and school lists on our 12 websites, where you can search for schools by age of child, gender, curriculum required, area of the country, day or boarding, cost etc. However, many parents are confused by the huge range of choices and turn to us for impartial advice.

Most consultations start with a free initial discussion of up to 30 minutes to discuss your requirements and outline the placement process. This then moves on to our comprehensive placement service, in which phase we will give you specific school recommendations. In some cases this may be free of charge for a limited range of boarding schools or private sixth form colleges. In others there may be a consultancy fee. By submitting the Enquiry Form on the relevant website or phoning us on +44 (0) 1622 813870 you do not incur any fees, but it enables us to assess your case and move forward to the free initial consultation phase at which point we will supply you with written terms and conditions and our basis for completion of your assignment.

A typical school placement will include the following:

  • An analysis of your child’s needs (academic level, extra-curricular interests, any SEN etc) and an in-depth discussion with you to determine your priorities and aspirations for your child, taking into account any special interests and gender or religious preferences. 
  • We will discuss all the curriculum options to establish which is best suited to your child. 
  • An initial recommendation of 10-15 schools.  
  • Further discussion with you to produce a shortlist which could be anywhere from 3 to 8 schools. 
  • Visits to your shortlisted schools to refine your targets before registering for admission. We can arrange appointments with schools and advise on travel arrangements. Your personal consultant can accompany you on school visits on request for an additional charge. 
  • We will give you our eGuide to choosing schools and this contains a 30 point questionnaire for your visits. 
  • Once you have registered your child for admission we will assist you in arranging entrance tests and interviews until you have been offered and accepted a place. 
  • If necessary we can refer you to specialist guardianship services and immigration lawyers if visa advice is needed. 

If you would like to talk to one of our specialist advisers to discuss your child’s education please complete the Enquiry Form or call us on +44 (0) 1622 813870 for a free initial consultation.

Consultations take place by phone, email or video skype – so please ensure you have provided accurate contact details. You are welcome to visit our offices in Kent and Surrey.