We start all school placement projects with an assessment of the child. To develop a clear and deliverable strategy, our advisors need to be very clear about a child’s current academic level, their level of English and their underlying abilities.

We use a full range of academic and cognitive tests. We then have extensive conversations with parents to agree a short list of schools, which we organise for them to visit, with one of our consultants if they wish. Extensive communication between our advisors, the schools and family then continues until an acceptance at a favoured school has been secured. This may involve us negotiating for a place, particularly when a child is stuck on a waiting list, is applying late, or transferring from a different education system.

The end result is a place at a school that we all know is right for the child.

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