Anyway, we have absolutely fabulous options and we're very grateful for all your terrific help: you took a lot of the agony out of a pretty crazy month or so.
We have been very impressed with the Good Schools Guide. From our first contact with administrative team, it was clear that we were dealing with a professional organisation. They were very helpful finding the right package for our needs. Thereafter, their experienced consultant asked insightful questions and was able to understand our individual education needs almost immediately. Her knowledge of the local school environment and how best to navigate it have been invaluable. She has gone beyond the professional expectations we had of an education consultant.
We have a very comforting sense of having found a partner in the Good Schools Guide. We look forward to continuing our relationship with this fantastic organisation as we find the perfect placements for our children. Thank you Good Schools Guide
It was very good very speaking with our consultant yesterday; she was entirely sensitive to my sons’ and my situation and understands our requirements. I feel positive and reassured.
All best Elizabeth
Your research and input has been invaluable throughout and made such a huge difference to my mindset moving through the whole procedure.
Mary-Ann was very professional in her approach, taking the time to study my daughter's case and fully understand her needs. It was a very difficult and stressful time - Mary-Ann was so patient and always available to discuss and guide. Today my daughter is at one of the colleges Mary-Ann recommended - an excellent choice that I would never have known about. The Good Schools Guide has shown themselves to be an extremely dedicated group of professionals and I would strongly recommend them.
Thank you again for your help. You very valuable support helped us to make an important decision, and we believe we took the right one.
We wanted to thank you for your personal insights, patience and overall guidance -- it certainly alleviated much of an otherwise unavoidable stress.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meeting with you. It most definitely moved us forward a good step in our thinking and was great to tap into your wealth of knowledge.
Thank you for all your hard work on this, I suspect it wasn’t easy meeting all of my requirements but you ticked all the boxes!
Thank you for all your help over the last year... it definitely has been a roller coaster for us and an incredible intense year with the house move...as well as managing the school situation.... You've given us excellent advice along the way and been incredible helpful with all our dilemmas.
Thank you so much! I have found our conversations incredibly valuable. Thank you so much for helping us to get off to a good start in London!
Your consultant's input was incredibly valuable. I've spoken with three school "consultants" and she was in a league of her own.
Just a quick note to say how grateful we are for your consultation.
Mr and Mrs AL
As you suggested, we contacted the school yesterday, who responded sensitively and swiftly to secure an immediate place. After weeks of angst and sleepless nights about what to do, just half an hour with you gave us the confidence to set our son on a new direction for his future education.
We now feel he will be in a school where he can work to his potential and have the support to grow and flourish. Thank you so very much for helping to make this happen.
S and A N
Our consultant has done an outstanding job: her instincts were spot on and her organisation faultless.
Michelle from Portland Place called me a couple of hours ago to let us know that our two were accepted at Portland Place, which is our first choice school. We started last week without not even knowing the schools in London we should be applying for to having been accepted to all four schools we visited.
I can't express enough my gratitude for the great work you did for us. We were very late in this part of our moving process and your excellent responsiveness, ability to listen and understand what we were looking for, and efficient approach in scheduling visits and assessments paid off tremendously well for us.Thank you so much! We feel so lucky at having found you and grateful for your work! I hope there are more Beths in London to help us with the other needs we'll have.
Mr and Mrs VP
I feel lighter already. It really helped to speak to someone who knows the facts and understands.
So once again many thanks for having us introduced to the school and for the advice throughout the process, and well done to your company for the personal and online services provided.
Thanks again for all your efforts - I will definitely recommend you to all my friends who may need similar services.
I want to thank you so much for all your wonderful help - I’m incredibly grateful and think this service from the GSG is excellent. So well-tailored to our needs and very personal. I could not have done it without you. Thank you! I hope you can put a tick next to me on your happy client list.
The conversation was indeed useful and helped provide some much needed clarity and insight into what is a daunting process.
We think often of how much we appreciate your help and advice. We never could have found this on our own.
Anyway, that’s the conclusion of our trip. I want to thank you very much for your kindness and professionalism. You have been very helpful, professional, active and kind. We were very impressed.
Mr EM Advice
Thrilled with grammar school place We want to thank you for your support, assistance and cooperation throughout the appeal period for our son and a successful outcome with admission into one of Kent’s best and much sought after grammar schools. Once again, we are very thrilled with your excellent services. We would not have any hesitation in recommending you to anyone who may require your services. We wish you all the very best in the provision of your services to all who require admissions to grammar schools and all your endeavours.
Mr and Mrs T C
A huge thank you… I found the session extremely useful and sent in our acceptance of the place with confidence today! I have also suggested your service to two of my friends, one of whom has a session booked today. Please pass my thanks to my advisor, her sensible but enthusiastic response to my questions was very helpful and supportive. Her advice was very useful also in guiding me, when we revisited two of the other schools we were considering. We are now looking forward to our daughter’s secondary education with a feeling of excitement and confidence.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all you have done this week. You have clearly pulled some strings to get me access to schools where its not usually the done thing. This has been immensely useful in helping us form an opinion given that we were struggling to form a clear one before. Just as valuable has been the insights you have provided along the way – not just on the schools themselves but on the whole process and how the parts link together. My daughter asked me bluntly if I felt the consultancy service has been value for money – I can unequivocally say yes.
Not a school we would have considered without your suggestion… Amazingly, we have fallen under the spell of Frensham Heights ! We have visited twice, once on an open day and once more just us when we had a longer chat with the Head and spoke with more teachers. Martin and I are very impressed with the place and we all love it. It is most certainly not a school we would have considered without your suggestion, so thanks very much for that!
Mr and Mrs B
We offer a range of services to suit all families. Whether you are relocating five children from overseas or whether your first child is as yet unborn we can help and support you in making the right choice for your children’s education. Below are our most popular services. All prices are inclusive of VAT.
The Welcome Meeting is a face-to-face meeting with an expert education consultant. It is offered to clients who would like an introduction to the English education system in general, The Good Schools Guide, our services and all the different ways we can support you in your search for the best schools and, perhaps, a new home.
While there is no such thing as the “perfect” school and a good school for one child will not be a good school for another, there is no question that UK schools have a deserved world-wide reputation for all-round excellence. The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants regularly help children to gain places at all the top schools in the country.
An education consultant is an independent consultant who helps parents / guardians decide on all aspects of their children's education. The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants has two education consultants specialising in Kent - Catriona Prest and Bernadette John.
The Perfect School? If you live in a small country village where everyone goes to the local primary or takes a bus to the only local comprehensive well, you won’t be reading this!