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Making sense of the school system
Drawing up a shortlist of schools

Ruth Thorogate MCIPR

Helping families and schools
find each other

Ruth Thorogate provides support to parents looking for schools for their children, and to businesses wishing to provide educational advice seminars and clinics for their employees.


"I worked for the Independent Schools Information Service (ISIS) and Independent Schools Council (ISC), London and South East England Regional Office for ten years, where my responsibilities included organising school exhibitions across London and the Home Counties and writing articles for lifestyle and family and parenting magazines. During this time I spoke to and met hundreds of families searching for the right school for their child. Some were right at the start of their search and just wanted general pointers on when to start looking for schools and what to look for. Others needed more specific help to find schools that met particular needs and circumstances.

I believe that parents should make the final decision regarding which school they should choose, what I can do is ensure they have all the information at their disposal to make the right choice.

Since 2007, I have worked as a consultant providing families and businesses with educational solutions and working with independent schools to support their marketing efforts.  I have run seminars and clinics for employees at global firms UBS and Deutsche Bank and helped individual families with their school searches.

Seminars and clinics give employees a chance to explore their options during the working day. It is particularly useful for working mothers to be able to take a short time out of their day and for employees educated abroad to get to grips with the often complex educational system in the UK."

For more thoughts, topical issues and debate please read my Truth4Parents blog

If you are from a school, please visit for more information about my services for schools.


With one child at a state primary we were losing faith in and another reaching school age, we found ourselves at an uncomfortable cross-roads. How to choose between state education and the independent sector? Ruth turned an anxious issue into one driven by fact. Her advice was impartial and speedy.  At all times, she was knowledgeable, objective and constructive - asking questions of us, helping organise our priorities and advising us the necessary steps to reach our goal. She researched and presented us with data and information we would have found difficult to access and measure. 

Ruth's sympathetic support has given us the information and assurance we needed to move forward in confidence. Thank you Ruth!

Mrs H, Kent


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