London presents unique problems, particularly if you want a place in a good state school or at a leading independent day school. London is an overcrowded city with a great diversity of schools.
Many Good Schools Guide Education Consultants' clients need schools in London. We offer several services to help you gain the school place or places you need. In particular:
This service is designed to help:
If you are unfamiliar with London and its education systems we can give you help, guidance and information to enable you to make the best choices about where to live, the best schools, tutoring, admissions criteria etc.
You may also like to consider:
ii) Our Classic School Search
iii) Our Premier School Consultancy
iv) Our State School Service
Our London education consultants specialise in schools in their areas but also work as a team to provide uniquely well-informed information on the capital as a whole. We can advise where to live to have the best chance of places at good state schools, how to navigate the admissions systems, how and when to approach independent schools, get the most out of open days, ask the right questions and be sure that your child is as well prepared as possible for admissions exams and interviews.
Many people coming from outside London have heard of two or three of our finest schools but won’t necessarily know about the rest – schools which do as good or even better a job in educating and developing our children.
The best schools – both state and independent – are hugely over-subscribed and do not need to advertise for pupils. There are many schools which do a fine job for their pupils and where parents are quietly contented with the education and care their children receive. These schools do not hit the headlines but local people know which they are.
If you are moving to London you will have plenty to do. One decision may be to do with where to live and you may be wondering – new school first? Or new area first? Or new house first? This is where we can help. Call us and we will find you a personal consultant who will help you to sort out priorities and work towards a manageable family life in the city. If you are not familiar with London it can be a daunting thing to do on your own. We are here to help.
*We now have a partnership with one of the best property finding companies in London. Our partner will listen to what you need - whether to purchase or to rent - in London and, at no cost to you, will offer you properties to meet your needs and will accompany you to visit them. They negotiate the best price - all paid by the vendor. Please mention this service if you are interested when you contact us.
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.
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…
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.