Choosing the right boarding school for your child is probably one of the toughest but most important parental decisions you can make. The excellent advice that your school is carefully providing can be supported and informed by the valuable contacts and insights from experienced educational professionals in the UK. Many families choose to work with Mark Brooks Education. For a full proposal and fees contact Mark.
The process includes:
Review of school reports, discussions with your school, initial Skype or face to face meetings, an understanding of your expectations and ambitions – writing a promotional profile and review of their strengths, skills, interests, achievements academically, socially, in sports, creative and performing arts, leadership and other qualities.
We identify up half a dozen schools which could be appropriate, have places available for when you are looking for your child to start. We also advise on the application and testing process and try to avoid any unnecessary visits to the UK for you at the early stages.
During this research stage we would survey each school and produce a full report on the suitability and distinctives of each, along with full documentation. This includes information such as prospectus, academic results, curriculum, extra-curricular opportunities, location, IB v A Levels, Pre-U, boarding facilities, international mixes, Religious ethos and how they would support this, and other key factors.
Some schools are full many years in advance. Mark Brooks Education is based in the UK and visit many schools each week, our contacts and existing relationships with these schools will be invaluable in helping to gain a suitable place at the most appropriate one.
We act on your behalf in order to make impartial introductions to leading schools, arrange testing and act as the liaison between you and the school.
We also put you in touch with our associated colleagues to help with academic assessments of your child along with any interview and subject specific coaching that they might need for the school entrance tests.