Bespoke and informed advice.
Competing for a place at a selective school can be a daunting and stressful experience for parents and children. We strive to find the right school for each child and therefore placing them in an educational environment that suits their individual needs and stage of learning.
Janie Richardson School Search and Placement services are bespoke and completely confidential. We will investigate and present a wide variety of educational options, covering city and country-based schools, independent and state schools, day and boarding schools, single sex and co-educational schools. We provide parents and children with a range of education options tailor-made to fit individual circumstances and needs, both educational and financial.
Our trusted and expert service is provided to families who already live in the UK and need some extra guidance that their school may not be able to provide. We also help support families who are moving to the UK from abroad.
How your school search works:
Step 1: Understanding your needs
Janie will take stock of your children’s educational needs* and overall family requirements. This can be done in person, via phone, video conference or email.
*Optional assessments: You can opt for your child to undergo assessments in order to understand their potential and maximise the likelihood of them getting into the best-fit school.
Step 2: Providing an overview
Janie will take as much time as needed to guide you through the British schooling system, explaining how it really works. She will look carefully at entry points and will map where your children are best placed at each stage and age. School needs are often analysed in reverse to ensure the right school path is achieved from the outset.
Step 3: Detailed list of schools
Janie will then provide a detailed list of schools for your child. This is devised to match your requirements. We can also collaborate with a property search service to ensure property budgets are in-line with areas of the suggested schools.
Step 4: School visits
If you are visiting the UK in advance, Janie can arrange school visits and assessment dates. She can also liaise with the child’s current school if assessments need to be completed remotely. Where possible, school visits will be planned to coincide with housing visits. Janie can join you on any school tours as required.
Step 5: Admissions and registration
Janie will provide support with admissions forms, registration fees and entry requirements, liaising with admissions. Email and telephone support is ongoing throughout the school search process.
Step 6: Post-placement support
If needed, Janie can provide advice and information about uniforms, the curriculum, and the school year.
Step 7: Mentoring and guardianship
Guidance and mentoring can be arranged throughout your child’s stay in Britain. Guardianship can also be arranged.