- helping parents choose the best private preparatory or pre-preparatory school for their child

Fantastic fantastic fantastic! He absolutely loves it there and he is so happy. We have received a wonderful report and he loves the new headmaster. He has made some gorgeous friends and so far he has seen absolutely no bullying!! He has thrown himself into school life and to be honest he has done more at X in two months then he ever did during the three years at Y! Thank you so much and if you ever have any parents interested I would be only too willing to talk to them.

Mrs S W

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School Placement Specialists

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Education Advisers Ltd offers a full advice service whereby our school placement specialists can guide you through the maze of hundreds of private prep schools to establish the ones perfectly suited to your child and your aspirations. We can communicate with you by phone, email, Skype video conference or personal meeting at our two UK offices

What does our advice and placement service offer?

A typical assignment covers the following:

First Stage – Free Consultation up to 30 minutes

• Initial consultation to find out about your child and establish your requirements 
• Full background check on your child’s school and academic progress to date 
• Discussion on school choice factors including co-ed or single sex, curriculum options, success record (academic record or leaver destinations), religious requirements, specific subjects, boarding style, extra curricular strengths, location and many other factors 
• A frank discussion on your child’s ability to meet admissions criteria of target school/s and the likelihood of school vacancies being available
• The ethos / culture which you prefer in a school 
• Your budgetary limitations for school fees, if any.

Please note that we do not make specific school recommendations in this stage

Second Stage – Consultancy Assignment

• Detailed discussion to finalise your brief
• Our initial research into all suitable schools including their vacancy position 
• Provision to you of initial list of schools including hyperlinks to their websites 
• Detailed discussion on the list to mutually refine it to a short list for you to visit 
• We advise you on optimum visit programme – we can arrange appointments or leave it to you to contact schools and fix the times 
• Provision of questionnaire to use for comparison and our eGuide to help you make your decision 
• Further discussion to identify your chosen schools and likely success in admissions process 
• Introduction to private tutor for test prepping where desired

Note - We are always impartial in school choice advice.

How do you use our full bespoke service?

We charge consultancy fees on an hourly basis, subject to a minimum payment up front of £500 + 20% VAT. We will advise you of our full terms and conditions after the initial free consultation. We require payment before commencing work and you will be given details after completion of the enquiry form  or telephone discussion. You can pay by direct bank transfer or paypal.

We do not share your personal details with other organisations, except schools to which we may refer you. Additionally your details will be used by our school placement consultants (whether employed or subcontracted) solely for the purpose of advice on school choice. By accepting our Terms and Conditions you are agreeing to the use of your personal data in this way.