Inside knowledge of the UK's most prestigious senior schools

The transition to a UK senior school, aged 11,13 or 16, either from a British prep school or from overseas, can be complex and stressful.  The UK's senior schools are some of the most respected and most competitive in the world; both for day and boarding schools.  

Our school placement consultants work with you and your child to establish a plan and route into your chosen school.  After our initial assessment, we start to put a longlist of suitable schools together.  At this stage our depth of experience will be an invaluable asset in advising on the schools that would best suit your child and how to prepare for them.  Due to our access and knowledge of this sector we can advise on the character of the school, the academic and extra-curricula offering, the types of students they look for and how best to approach attending the schools you are aiming for.

The main entry points into a British senior school are 11+, 13+ ready for the start of the GCSE curriculum a year later, or 16+ for A levels, IB or Pre U.  Our advice spans each age group so we can always ensure your child attends the right school for the best Universities in the world after his or her time at school.

We can arrange personal tours with school admissions staff and introductions to Heads and senior staff to ensure we represent your family in the best possible way - strengthening your chance of successful application.

We have placed students at the UK's most prestigious schools including Eton, Harrow, Westminster, St Pauls, Winchester, Wycombe Abbey, Cheltenham Ladies College, St. Mary's Ascot, St. Mary's Calne, Sevenoaks, Dulwich College, City of London Girls, Charterhouse, Stowe and Brighton College.

Senior School application programmes include:

  • Academic assessment to establish current academic level and potential
  • Recommended lists of schools
  • Pre-testing, exam and interview preparation
  • Visits and access to senior staff within schools
  • All paperwork and administration handled
  • Timetable of school entrance exams timelines
  • Advice and negotiation of acceptance of place
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How we can help you

We always begin any placement with our unique in-house assessment to ensure we approach your situation with a clear idea of your child’s current academic level, interests and future ambitions.  For senior school entry, we will assess for Maths, English, Reasoning and Science with subject-specific assessments for 16+.

Our Head of Consulting will be able to outline how we have effectively advised families in past cases and their results, the school's and academic programmes we work with; and ultimately how we could help your family giving you a range of options to think on prior to making a decision on how to proceed.