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For nearly 20 years we have been helping families (both overseas and UK based) to find places for their children in the best coeducational UK boarding schools for boys and girls. We offer free advice and consultancy.  We specialise in matching children to their most suitable UK boarding school. Our service is confidential.

What We Do

Selecting boarding schools, arranging prospectuses, appointments, visits, tests, help with enrolment, advice on visas and guardianship. We help you through every step, even after your child joins the school.

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Impartial Advice

Our reputation is as consultants;

We listen carefully to your situation and offer free advice, making our recommendations solely on the basis of best fit between child and UK boarding school.

Bespoke Advice

Our advice is bespoke for you and your family. Each situation is different.

We listen, think, research and advise. No off the shelf solutions.


We speak English, Spanish, Italian and German.

We are very used to helping families that don’t speak English. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Deep Knowledge

We know the best UK boarding schools. We know who to talk to. Our knowledge is deep, having been developed over many years. Ask us, we probably know the answer.

Completely Free

Our service is totally free to parents. Our income derives from boarding schools as our introductions save them money on marketing and overseas agents.

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Who We Are

We are a team of education experts who will give you individual and impartial guidance on finding the best UK boarding schools to match your requirements; we will arrange visits and tests as well as assisting with all aspects of the application and entry procedures.  We have assisted hundreds of British and international families, over many years, and look forward to helping you too.

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Boarding School Advice

Is boarding the right choice for my child?
Boarding schools have changed considerably in the last 20 years and today they have become a very comfortable, home-from-home. Some schools also offer a great deal of flexibility with weekly boarding (staying at school during the week and returning home at weekends) and flexi-boarding (flexible boarding on the nights required) now widely available.
What age can my child begin boarding?
In the UK, boarding places are available from the age of 7. However, most boarders are of senior school age – traditionally, girls from the age of 11 and boys from 13. Increasingly common is boarding during A levels or International Baccalaureate (IB) study (known as 6th form), from the age of 16.
Should we choose a large or small boarding school?
If your child is self-confident a larger school may be better especially if it has better facilities. If, however, your child would be happier in a more close-knit environment then, almost certainly, a smaller school would be the best option. We know the top boarding schools in England and the UK and can advise you.

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Our service is FREE and no obligation.

Which Boarding is only able to advise on private (independent) UK boarding schools not maintained (state funded) schools.

Boarding fees per term are typically £7,500-£10,000 for Prep Schools (pupils aged 8-13) and £10,000-£12,000 (pupils aged 11-18).

Which Boarding School is not able to advise on scholarships.

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