We can help you in more ways than we could list. Here are a few of the services we can offer you:
Help with choosing between two schools
Perhaps you are in the fortunate position of being offered places at both your first choice schools. We can help you home in on what really matters.
Guidance on admissions to different schools
Admissions policies vary from education authority to education authority; faith schools and independent schools can make their own rules. You may need help in understanding about grammar schools – what and where they are and how to get in. Let us help you through the tangle.
State schools – appeals and special circumstances
You may want to apply to a school citing exceptional or special circumstances. Or you may want to appeal against the school to which your child has been allocated. Click here for information on how we can help.
Help on English language courses and residential study centres
Many children destined for English schools need intensive English before they can enter mainstream education. We can advise on the most effective language courses and the best places to go.
Advice on tutoring and tutor agencies
The Good Schools Guide offers the only independent information on tutors and a guide to the best agencies. We visit and review them just as we do schools. And parents tell us which are good and which to avoid. Visit our special tutoring pages by clicking here or, for a more personal approach as part of our advice service, ask us!
Tried and tested experts eg educational psychologists, speech therapists, special needs teachers.
Special Educational Needs guidance
Our SEN resources are the most comprehensive in the UK. Several of our consultants are Special Needs teachers and we can offer you expertise in many learning difficulties. Above all, we can offer you understanding, practical help and expertise.
Assessments of maths and English prior to application for a school place; sample papers and marking
You may be unsure of how your child would fare in competitive exams. Perhaps he is coming from a different education system, perhaps English is not his first language. Perhaps he shines in his tiny prep but you need to know how he would do in the wider context. We can offer you assessment and practice papers which we can mark and report on for you.
Help and advice for relocating families
We have unrivalled experienced in helping relocating families. We can advise on schools, on where to live and even on the best hotels in the most appropriate places if you are seeing several schools on one trip.
Help on visits to the UK
Need guidance on how to plan your itinerary for school visits or on where to stay? We can plan your trip and suggest hotels to suit your budget and travel plans.
Personal statements for university applications
This can be a tricky operation, especially if your teenager finds it hard to write succinctly and tellingly about himself. We understand that different courses need different approaches. We have years of experience in helping would-be undergraduates make the best of themselves.
Advice on applying to universities in the UK and overseas
We work with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable experts in university applications all over the world. Whether you want to read Zoology in Aberdeen or Anthropology in Zambia, our consultants will help you through the process.
Scholarships and Bursaries
This information can be hard to extract from schools. Bursars can be extraordinarily unwilling to spill the beans on what you might be eligible for. We now have a new, confidential and individually-tailored service to help you find the information you need. Click here to read about our Scholarships and Bursaries Advice Service.
Data and statistics
The Good Schools Guide brings together the most detailed and comprehensive statistics and data of any educational resource in the UK. If it’s facts and figures you want, you need us!
Lightning fast help for clients in a hurry
It’s an emergency!
- You are being relocated next month
- Your daughter is being bullied and you need to move her fast
- Your son’s school is closing – without warning
Our consultants can always clear their desks and work for you if there’s an urgent need. Call us! We are ready to help. Individual services of this kind will be priced individually. Our administrator, Shari Lord, will be happy to discuss your needs with you and quote you a fee. Call her on: 0203 286 6824 or email: [email protected]
We recognise that parenting can be a difficult business. Our advisors have a vast range of experience, knowledge and wisdom to share with you. Perhaps your problem isn’t in this list. Call us. We will listen and we will have someone who will understand and offer practical and sympathetic support.