The UK is one of the best countries for education in the world

As a result, not only do the UK’s population of young people have access to some incredible learning opportunities and a chance to truly develop their independence and skills for life, but children from other countries across the globe can also enjoy the same rewards. 

Depending on the age of your child and the kind of school you are hoping for them to attend, however, completing school applications in the UK can be a somewhat daunting process.

William Clarence’s experts are on hand to help

At William Clarence, our experts have supported hundreds of children and their families with their school applications in the UK through our comprehensive school placement programme. This service has been specifically designed to focus on the needs and aspirations of your child, and includes: 

  • regular consultations with our dedicated education experts 
  • the handling of all application forms and administrative tasks 
  • support to research and refine your shortlist of chosen schools 
  • personal introductions to key staff at your desired schools 

… Plus, more. 


A closer look at our consultation services... 

Nursery Placement

Our experts can be on hand even before your child is born to help you navigate the first steps of their educational journey, offering: 

  • local knowledge to ensure you find the best possible nursery for your child  
  • advice around education following the nursery stage 
  • pre-birth administrative planning and registration submission 
  • personal visits to the nurseries of your choice 


Pre-prep and Prep School Placement 

Our consultants have a detailed current knowledge of leading pre-prep and prep schools that will help to set your child on the path towards a truly successful education. Their consultancy includes: 

  • extensive searches into day/boarding, town/country and single-sex/co-ed schools, depending on your requirements 
  • a thorough academic assessment and entrance exam preparation scheme 
  • advice on all through prep schools or a move at age 7 or 8 
  • continuity of education until senior school 


Senior School Placement 

Senior school applications in the UK can be complex; however, our consultants have among the greatest inside knowledge of some of the top senior schools in the country, and will provide: 

  • an academic assessment to assess your child’s potential and academic ability 
  • recommendations and subsequent visits/access to shortlisted schools 
  • the handling of all administrative and application documentation 
  • pre-testing, exam and interview preparation alongside exam timetables and timelines 
  • negotiations and advice around school placement acceptance 


See how we’ve helped our clients succeed with school applications in the UK: 







Meet the experts...



Diana Morant, Head of School and University Consultancy 


Educated at Cambridge University, Diana previously worked with over one hundred prep and senior schools from all over the UK as the Director of Admissions and Marketing at a southwest independent school before spending three years working at an education consultancy.



Beatrix Woodhead, School Placement Consultant 

Beatrix specialises in working on particularly selective school applications, and has helped students secure placements at schools including Westminster, Eton, St Paul’s, KCS and Godolphin & Latymer. She also has vast experience in both tutoring and mentoring young people.


Learn more about School Applications in the UK with our blog: 

As well as offering bespoke consultations and support, our school placement consultants also share their expertise on UK school applications in our blogs, such as: 


Ready to find the right UK school for your child? 

Contact our team for an initial consultation and we’ll be delighted to discuss your options with you and launch the next step in your child’s educational journey!