This service is designed for families who are either:
i) moving to London from overseas or from elsewhere in the UK and who are unfamiliar with the capital and what it offers in the way of schools and education.
ii) living in London already but are unfamiliar with what it offers in the way of schools and education.
INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS: PLEASE NOTE YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE AN AGENT TO GAIN A PLACE AT A UK BOARDING SCHOOL. PLEASE TALK TO US ABOUT THIS.
The principal features of The London School Service are:
We also work with a trusted company of friendly and professional life coaches who provide valuable emotional and practical support to help you settle more quickly into your new home and area.
(normal price £18 per volume from our shop)
You may like to meet your consultant face to face before deciding whether or not to take up a full service. We are happy to arrange Welcome Meeting for you. The fee is £300 but this is deducted from your London Service fee if you go ahead with the full service within three months.
After the initial meeting/consultation, the consultant will work with you to find the best possible schools for your children according to your preferences and requirements. She will be available to you at every stage of the process until the school places have been achieved.
Unlike education "agents" we take no fee from any school we recommend to you. Schools we find for you are based solely on what you tell us you want for your child.
The London School Service costs £3,000. The fee covers three and a half days of an consultant’s time – to be spread over days/weeks/months as needed up to one year. The consultant has, at all times, the knowledge, expertise and experience of the entire team to draw on.
Additional charges are made for:
As always, our consultants take the same care over finding schools for your children as they would for their own.
*Your consultant may suggest an assessment. This can serve various purposes but principally:
Click here to read more about assessments.
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.
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