Skip to main content

Contact us 0800 368 7694 (UK) or +44 203 286 6824 or consultants@goodschoolsguide.co.uk

Many parents need help in finding the best schools for their children. This collaboration with clients is at the heart of The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants.

What do we do?

You tell us about your child - or children. You tell us about your family - your location, commute, budget, education preferences - anything that matters to you where your family or education is concerned. We then set to work for you to find the best possible schools for your family.

Whatever your requirements, we can help you in your search for the best possible schools.

Key points

We keep our fees as low as possible and level of fee is based on the amount of time a consultant needs to give the best possible service to each family. Therefore, The Classic School Search is best suited to:

  • UK-based families with one or two children with no special needs (see our SEN Service for any SEN concerns)
  • New parents planning primary education from scratch
  • UK families based here or overseas, who are familiar with UK education, but who need help with finding an appropriate school for their child.
  • Families where the child speaks, reads and learns in English

How does it work?

Our administrator takes your initial enquiry – whether by email or telephone.

Then – after discussion with the Director of the Service – she matches you with the most appropriate education consultant from our team. The administrator takes your credit card details but no money is taken until you and your consultant have agreed that the consultancy should go ahead.

You and your consultant make contact – usually by phone, email or Skype. You tell your consultant exactly what it is you need, you ask any questions you like. Once you agree that the consultancy will go ahead, your consultant informs the administrator who sends you a confirmation of what you have agreed to and alerts you that the fee will be deducted from your credit card.

Your consultant will set to work for you, will keep you informed of progress and will respond to any further thoughts or questions you may have. She will let you have the results of her research and you may ask any questions you like until you have the place you seek.

Assessments

Your education consultant may suggest an assessment. This can serve various purposes but principally:

  • i) to help you judge how your child would fare in competitive entrance examinations.
  • ii) to help your consultant judge the type of school which will best suit your child.

Our admin team can answer any questions about assessments: 0800 368 7694 (UK) or +44 203 286 6824 from overseas or email: consultants@goodschoolsguide.co.uk.

How much does it cost?

The fee for The Good Schools Guide Classic School Search is £1250. This covers approximately seven and a half hours of one-to-one consultation, individualised research, report, feedback and follow-up after school visits, offers etc.

Occasionally, especially if requirements change, the consultant may exceed the seven and a half hours allowed for the Classic School Search. In such cases, she or the administrator will inform you and ask whether you wish her to continue the work. Additional research and consultation is charged at £150 per hour.

Most popular Good Schools Guide articles


  • The Good Schools Guide International Education Consultants

    The Good Schools Guide International Education Consultancy advises parents world-wide on the best schooling for their children. They can help you wherever you are – or wherever you’re going.

  • Education Consultants

    The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants advise parents on everything to do with children and their education  Our service is a personal one-to-one service. You tell us what you want and we tell you how we can help. And then we do! Our education consultants are our most experienced writers. They have visited countless schools. All are parents. You will have your own personal advisor who has the benefit of the combined experience and expertise of the entire team to draw on. All our consultants work as hard for the children of their clients as they do for their own.…

  • State School Service

    The State School Service is for clients who want data and statistics and/or collation of information on English state schools only.

  • Introductory Consultation

    Telephone consultancy with one of The Good Schools Guide Educational Consultants most experienced advisors

  • Global Premier School Consultancy

    An exclusive consultancy service for international, overseas or relocating families. Our highly experienced educational experts will help you with every aspect of finding the best UK day and boarding schools for your children.


Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews, data and catchment:

30,000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent-friendly interactive directory.
 School exam results by subject and performance GCSE, A level or equivalent.
 Which schools pupils come from and go onto.
 Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of over 1,000 schools.
Comprehensive catchment maps for English state schools by year of entry.
School data comparison by results, relative success and popularity.
 Independent tutor company reviews.

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

The Good Schools Guide subscription

GSG Blog >    In the news >

The Good Schools Guide newsletter

The Good Schools Guide Newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.

Behind the scenes at The Good Schools Guide

 
 

For a limited time get one month's Good Schools Guide subscription free with any purchase of The Good Schools Guide to Boarding Schools.