From Cradle to Career
Bonas MacFarlane's support changes children’s lives. Thousands have benefitted from our approach.
A successful education involves many small, sure steps – from cradle to career. Our advisors, mentors, and the tutors we introduce, support children as they take these steps. We achieve our results with careful planning, outstanding educators and by placing children into the right schools and universities. Crucially, we share a long-term aim – helping children to become successful and happy adults.
Bonas MacFarlane really is unique amongst education providers. Having spent twenty-five years as pioneers of our services, we are now the leading company of our kind in the UK. We manage all aspects of a child’s education.
Our team of full-time consultants and support staff, based in Chelsea, is the largest and broadest-reaching of any education support provider in the UK.
The Good Schools Guide
Comments from our most recent review.
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The Good Schools Guide
Comments from the latest ( 2021) review of Bonas MacFarlane.
The Saville Row of education
Tailored individual support in any subject, at any level to build confidence and academic ability, delivered in person or online. Bonas MacFarlane have been providing tutors for all subjects, ages and abilities since 1992
Full-time academic programmes bespoke and exact according to your child's needs
Residential tutors to support your child permanently or during the holidays, anywhere in the world
Holistic guidance across all aspects of a student’s life to ensure they reach their full potential
Schools & Nursery Advisory
London Day Schools:
London day schools are highly academic and competition for places is fierce. Our methodology combines rigorous assessments, top-level strategic advice, close communication with schools and carefully focused academic preparation programmes.
Bonas MacFarlane have placed hundreds of children into all of the top schools (e.g. Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Westminster, Wycombe Abbey, Cheltenham Ladies College) as well as many more specialist schools and less well known schools
The Bonas MacFarlane Assessment:
Our assessments and learning profile tests are perfectly designed to evaluate your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses
Specialist advisors mentor students to develop the academic, extra-curricular and critical thinking skills needed for British/UK university applications
US College Admissions:
Our US college consulting service partners with Deans at Ivy League Colleges and beyond for applications to study in the USA
University Preparation Programme:
Our university preparation programme uniquely blends advice and enrichment. It enables applicants to understand the highly specific requirements of Oxford and Cambridge courses and prepares them for the world’s most challenging university entrance assessments.
Art mentoring, tuition, portfolio preparation, mock interviews and exam preparation for students applying for school scholarships and for art school applications
Our short courses and preparation programmes get students ready for the most competitive university courses, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, engineering, law, business and economics
Adventure-led summer holiday camp for children aged 8-13 full of outdoor training, creative workshops and team-based activities. Rewild the Mind
'Last night I was warmly recommending your agency to a tableful of Hampstead parents. I know that thanks to you and Fergus, Kit has achieved the very peak of his potential. Please know that you will always have an ally and advocate in me.' Mother of three
Bonas MacFarlane tutors are usually employed to help children over the major hurdles of school and university entrance... ‘We drop talented young people into families,’ says Charles Bonas, MD of Bonas MacFarlane. ‘They’re artists, West End actors, PhD scholars... gifted, exciting people who can offer a lot to children.’ The Mail On Sunday
'Sam is fantastic - we are really pleased to have him here with us in France. He’s good fun, very conscientious but also pretty firm and disciplined with the children. They love him - and he fits in very well with the family life here. He’s exactly what was required, 10/10.' Father of two
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