Agents, Commissions, Conflicts of Interest? Tackling bias in Education Consultancy.

William Clarence MD, Stephen Spriggs, calls out money-grabbing school placement agencies and proposes new protections for schools and students.

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William Clarence Education Launches International Search for Student ‘Star of the Year’ 2019

Leading London Education Consultancy, William Clarence Education, launches annual competition to attract international students of all nationalities and backgrounds to win coveted UK school and university placements.

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Help! My child doesn’t have any offers of places at a UK university … what do I do?

This is the time of year when many universities are making offers of places, but what if your child hasn’t received any yet, or has just received rejections … what can you do?

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Join our Team: Are you our new Director of UK School & University Placements?

William Clarence Education is searching for a passionate individual to play a key role in our growing team of education consultants and advisors.

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Living Online: Are Tech Luddites Right to Worry?

The latest social media statistics among school age children make for worrying reading, but Peter Tait believes educators should be working with digital technology, rather than against it...

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Years 7 and 8 are Best Spent in a Prep School

In recent years, more parents have been persuaded to consider moving their children straight into a senior school at Year 7. Peter Tait argues that years 7 and 8 are better spent in a prep school...

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The Importance of Parenting

The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child’s home. Peter Tait explores The Importance of Parenting on our blog.

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Making international students feel welcome in the U.K.

With Brexit dominating most international news about the U.K., parents of school and university age students looking to send their children to the U.K. to study might be forgiven for wondering whether they are actually welcome. Here's how schools can help them settle in.

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What if…  I think my child may have a learning challenge?

The signs that a child may be experiencing a learning challenge can be very subtle, but there are a number of traits which are worth looking out for.

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Spotting the subtle signs of a child’s learning challenge

There are various traits which are common to several specific learning challenges. If you recognise more than one of these, it may be that your child could benefit significantly from an independent evaluation of their learning style.

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The Magic of a Swiss School

Horse-riding, yachting, spa treatments, yoga, photography, meditation, expeditions, gastronomic cooking and private performances from the Berlin Philharmonic and Phil Collins. No, this isn’t a five-star holiday but some of the extra-curricular activities available at Swiss boarding schools.

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Managing Homesickness: every parent’s nightmare

Boarding schools provide an amazing all-round, complete education, and one of the best decisions you can take as a parent is to choose to send your child to one, but there's one nightmare parents dread - Homesickness. Here's how to tackle it...

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How to choose the best London nursery school for your child

Over the last few years school and nursery applications in London have taken on a somewhat mad momentum of their own and can induce panic in even the most organised of parents. Our education consultants share their advice on how to find and secure that coveted place.

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What Should We Be Able To Do By The End Of Reception?

There are a number of crucial skills children will be expected to have mastered before entering the more formal world of Key Stage One. Here is a rundown of the things a child should be able to do by the time they finish the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

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UK University Tuition Fees after Brexit

While the Government promises that European University students won’t be faced with higher fees or have their loans withdrawn on March 29, 2019, it’s inevitable the position of overseas students will change in the future. Stephen Spriggs makes his predictions on the future of EU students in the UK.

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The biggest headache for UK Schools - The Unconditional University Offer

For an increasing number of teenagers, there won't be any pressure this exam year because they were handed an unconditional university offer months ago. Our education consultants explain why this is such a headache for UK schools...

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The importance of rapport: why it matters that your child likes their teacher or tutor.

Along with many other elements, a good relationship between student and teacher is top of the list when it comes to the effectiveness of a child's education. Dr. Helen Wright explains...

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How to find a good 6th Form

The decision to move schools post-GCSE is not one that should be taken lightly, but sometimes a change of scenery is just what students need to refocus and tackle their 6th Form Education...

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Why parents choose international schools

A child studying overseas discovers an extensive global network of friendships and potential work colleagues. Here's why more and more parents are choosing an international education for their children.

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How to make a successful US College Application

Every year thousands of British students apply to go to an American college or university and continue their education Stateside. Want to join them? Here’s what you need to know about the US admissions system:

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