Understanding the UK Education system and choosing schools for your children can be baffling, exasperating and emotionally charged. Your time is precious, and so of course, are your childrens' futures. Let us help explain and simplify the process
We are often asked if we can provide specific schooling advice and although we do not provide education consultations ourselves, we do work with an excellent consultant Mel, who we are able to refer you to, who can assist with your school search and/or relocation. This is a fee based service and you would deal directly with Mel following referral. Mel can provide a fee quotation based on your individual requirements, with prices starting from £150.
Mel is a well established and highly regarded professional education consultant, with a background in the City of London; having spent several years at a high end concierge service, advising high net worth individuals on schooling choices. She is a parent of school age children herself and understands the complexities and pressure of the decision making process, she has a huge breadth of experience offering bespoke advice on schooling and relocation within the UK.
Whether you are the parent to a small baby and want to get ahead with registrations for private schools or you have an older child due to start school imminently and you don't know where to start, help is at hand. From setting out the very basics of the UK education system for non-British parents, who are relocating to the UK, to an in-depth analysis of your school admission chances; you will be presented with all your options in a simple, easy to digest manner, enabling you to make the right choices for your child. Mel never takes a fee from any school she recommends, enabling her to remain totally independent.
Available services include:
We just went through a highly stressful move from Seattle, USA to the London area, but we were so glad we engaged Mel early in the process. She always explained things clearly and answered our questions, she even got on a Skype call with our older son who was very hesitant about concepts such as all-boys schools and uniforms. The result was both boys placed in an excellent school and two parents that could breathe easier about a critical piece of the relocation. We would highly recommend Mel's services to anyone moving to the UK with children
Our Consultation with Mel was absolutely invaluable. She explained the whole process to us, provided Ofsted Reports and data for our local schools and nurseries and prompted us to discuss things we hadn't even thought about!
Mel helped us navigate prep school options in a very clear and balanced way, with recommendations and advice that was completely tailored to our situation and requirements. She also gave us a very helpful 'back to basics' overview of the whole school system. Mel was great to deal with - she was knowledgeable and professional, but at the same time she was very approachable and easy to talk to.
Mel works alongside Locrating as their official Education Consultant. Most foreigners don’t understand the educational system in this country, especially if you perhaps haven’t grown up here (although 50% of Mel’s clients are British, so they don't understand it either!). Mel’s service can help users to do the following:
Consultations are available to members only; please contact us via our member's helpdesk for further information and a fee quotation based on your individual requirements.
As a guide; prices start at £150 for a telephone consultation, are up to £650 for full support with an international relocation, but are typically around £300 in most cases.
Once received, Mel will review your requirments and let you know exactly what she can (and can't) help with and provided a quote for her work, you can then chose whether to proceed or not; usually Mel will offer a few options (such as a zoom call and/or written report).