Whether you have just started thinking about schools for your child(ren) or you are moving and need to find out about schools in your new area, there are a range of options to choose from offering varying degrees of support:



1.     Making Sense of the School System

Aimed at parents starting to think about the education of their child(ren) or those about to relocate in need of information about the educational provision in their new area. You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire according to your needs which will be followed up by a 60 minute phone call or Skype chat based on your answers. Typically these conversations may cover:

·      Overview of state and/or independent provision in your chosen area

  • Transfer ages
  • Types of school
  • Admissions criteria and deadlines

·      What you need to do and when

Families will then have the knowledge, understanding and confidence to search for and find  the right school.

Cost: £200
Includes: All correspondence, up to 2 hours of research based on questionnaire answers and a 60 minute phone call/Skype chat.

Terms & Conditions: Payment to be received via Bank transfer or cheque once questionnaire completed and should be cleared before the follow-up call takes place.

2.     Drawing up a shortlist of schools

Aimed at parents wanting help in narrowing the educational options available to them based on specific requirements eg 11+ options within a 10 mile radius. You will be asked to answer a series of questions which will form the basis for drawing up a detailed list of schools to consider. The list will be discussed during a 1 hour conversation over the telephone, via Skype, or in a mutually convenient location*.

Cost: £350 to cover either the state OR independent sector, or £500 to cover both sectors. (*if a face-to-face meeting is included travel expenses will be added). A 25% discount will be applied to families who have already taken Option 1. Please not this includes researching one geographical area only - if you are deciding between several places to live please ask for a bespoke quotation.

Includes: All initial communications, research & compilation of list(s) of schools; up to 1.5 hours follow-up discussion.

Terms & Conditions: 50% of payment to be received via Bank transfer or cheque once questionnaire completed with remaining 50% paid once discussion has taken place.


3. Mini-Clinic

A 30 minute telephone consultation aimed at parents who want to have an unbiased discussion about a particular aspect of their school search, for example:

  • if you do not get a place at the school of your choice and aren't sure what to do next
  • you have several offers and want to talk through your decision-making process
  • you are confused about a particular part of the admissions process and want clarification

Cost: £35.00 which must be paid in full in advance of the mini-clinic via Bank Transfer.
​Please note that mini-clinics involve no research or briefing prior to the conversation besides very brief introductory details so insight or knowledge of particular schools cannot be guaranteed.

4. Bespoke Consultation

If you feel neither Option 1, 2 or 3 best addresses your particular need then get in touch and we will provide you with a detailed proposal and quote. For example, I can accompany parents on Open Days or if you have a group of friends who would like a Q&A session I am happy to provide this in a convenient location.

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