Helpdesk Service

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About Us

Finding the right boarding school has never been easier! Here at UK Boarding Schools, we have our expert consultants on hand to help you choose the best school for your child.

Our service is simple and free! We represent nearly 300 boarding schools in the UK and have visited and toured all of them. Our consultants know exactly what you’re going through and are uniquely placed to help you.

Our consultants

Dominic Moon, Education Consultant

Former PGA golf professional Dominic has over 20 years’ working in publishing and has worked in the boarding schools industry for the last 14 years. He ensures that The UK Boarding Schools Guide and websites accurately meet the need of parents and schools.

“Boarding schools should be seen to be believed! The opportunities for children are enormous not just academically but also with an abundance of extracurricular activities, guidance, encouragement and fun! Please trust me when I say that they also offer very good value for money”

Melanie Gray, Education Consultant

Melanie has worked in private schools for over 14 years and now helps parents understand which schools are best for their children. She has been there, seen it, done it –  even her own children attended a UK boarding school.

“Children really enjoy their time with our schools. The experiences they have really prepare them for university and beyond – making good friends from all around the world!”

 

Contact us

Email: boardingschools@metropolis.co.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 20 8253 8388

 

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Our Service

The UK is home to some of the finest independent schools in the world and, with our help you can find the right school to provide your children with an educational experience that they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

When visiting a school, our consultants pay particular attention to the quality of the boarding facilities, security, atmosphere and ethos as well as any specialist facilities.

In most cases they have met the Head, the Admissions staff and key boarding staff, and even eaten in the school dining hall and therefore they are uniquely placed to select the best schools based on your needs.

How do we help?

We will help you narrow down the initial choice of schools simply by helping you make a few early decisions such as:

  • Co-education or single sex?
  • Environment and location – town or country?
  • School tradition and ethos
  • Costs
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Religion
  • Special education needs
  • Full, weekly or flexi boarding?

Once we know exactly what you’re looking for, our agents will create a short-list of schools based on the criteria you have provided and contact the schools on your behalf.

Within days you will start to receive information on the schools we have chosen.

To get started simply contact our team by email or phone and we will start looking for you.

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Supporting You

Once you have started to receive information from the schools we have chosen you may have many questions. Please feel free to contact us and we will happily talk them through with you.

We can also speak to the schools on your behalf if necessary as well as arrange appointments and tours of the schools.

If you feel that you would like us to provide you with further options we can arrange for you to receive more information on some alternative schools.

Application checklist

  • Carry out research into possible schools
  • If possible, visit schools at least a year before your child’s entry date
  • Complete application form and register with school
  • Pay deposit/application fee during the year before entry
  • Your child should prepare for and sit entrance exams/tests at an agreed location
  • If possible, visit the school for interview during spring and summer term before entry
  • Prepare for entry and complete all essential paperwork
  • Purchase school uniform and items on clothing list during the summer term or holidays before entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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