How Can a School Placement Consultant Help International Families Find the Best School?

How Can a School Search and Placement Consultant Help International Families Find the Best School?

April 1st 2016

We all dream of getting our child into a brilliant school. But, because each child is different, choosing the right school isn’t as simple as picking the one with the best A-level results. It’s about working out where your child will really thrive.

This is where the guidance of a School Search and Placement Consultant can be incredibly helpful, particularly for international families seeking to get their child into a top UK school. Read on to learn more about what School Search and Placement Consultants can do for you and your child.

1.  They Have Expert Knowledge of Top UK Schools
If you don’t live in the UK, the chances are you won’t have a detailed knowledge of UK schools. An experienced school placement consultant can save you hours of late night internet research by giving you the full lowdown on schools you’re considering – as well as ones you might not have heard of. They’ll also know things that won’t necessarily pop up on the official websites.

2.  They Work Closely With You and Your Child
A good school placement consultant will meet with you and your family several times, building an idea of your child’s academic strengths, personality, ambitions and interests. Using this information, they can then draw up a list of schools that they think are most appropriate for your child.

3.  They Can Attend School Visits
When you live abroad it’s not always easy to get over to the UK, but if you do decide to visit your shortlisted schools, your consultant should offer to accompany you. Once there, he or she can help arrange meetings with staff members, or tours of particular areas of the school.

4.  They Can Arrange A Private Tutor
Once you have made a final decision, your consultant should be able to set up tailored private tuition, where your child is coached specifically for application to their chosen school.

5.  They Can Handle the Paperwork
If you live outside the UK, it can be tricky to make sure paperwork gets sent on time – particularly when you’re dealing with a time difference. A specialist school placement consultant will tackle the deadlines and application forms, making the whole process a lot easier for you.


William Clarence Education is the leading education advisory and consultancy service in the UK. With an unrivalled reach into the UK Schooling and University network, we help and advise families from around the world to reach their maximum potential and gain access to the very best of British education.  

William Clarence put the student’s needs and welfare at the centre of every programme of study we deliver with a focus on integrity and discretion.  Services include UK School and University Placement, Residential Tutoring, Oxbridge Application, US College Admission and Homeschooling.


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