School Advice Services
Our school advice services are provided by our team of experienced consultants. We pride ourselves on giving impartial advice to help parents find schools which best suit your child. We consider any of the 2000+ UK private schools, whereas many international education agents only use a panel of schools which pay them commission.
Most consultations start with a free initial consultation of up to 30 minutes to discuss your requirements and outline the school selection and application process. This then moves on to our comprehensive placement service, during which 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 an Enquiry Form 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.
Each placement is unique and we spend time getting to know each client's specific needs and understanding your aspirations for your child. We take into account any special interests and your preferences for certain types of school, for example, single-sex or co-ed, or any particular religious affiliation. We will discuss all the curriculum options to establish which is best suited to your child.
We only recommend schools that will be suitable for your son or daughter and where they have a good chance of success. Depending on your requirements, our initial recommendations might start with up to 20 schools. By a process of elimination, this will be reduced to your shortlist which could be anywhere from 3 to 8 schools.
The next stage is typically for you to visit schools and refine your targets before registering for admission, although in some cases we may recommend that your child is registered and sits admissions tests before you visit. In either case we can arrange appointments with schools and advise on travel arrangements.
Clients are provided with a comprehensive checklist with a 30-point questionnaire for your visits to ensure that you cover all the essential areas for discussion. It is important not to leave any stone unturned.
We are based in Wateringbury, Kent which is about an hour from London by train or car. Consultations mainly take place by phone, email or skype – so please ensure you provide us with accurate contact details. You are always welcome to visit our offices in Kent.