Best Prep Schools
The best day or boarding Prep Schools in the UK

  • Our expert advice service can establish the perfect school for your child
  • Helping parents choose the best private preparatory schools
  • Specialising in London, Home Counties and Boarding Preps
  • Call us on 01622 813870 to discuss your requirements; the initial consultation is free
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Decisions and Choices

Choosing the right school will be one of the most important factors in your children’s lives. The chosen school will not only lead the development of your child’s academic portfolio, but it will shape their personality and build their aspirations for their future.

What do I need to consider when choosing a Prep School?

There are so many issues to consider: teaching standards, location, school facilities, single sex or co-ed, curriculum etc. We often find the most important consideration is where you would like your child to end up at age 14, as the choice of Prep school will determine the type of childhood that your child will expereince and shape their opportunities for the next step of their education. The following pages of our site will give you an overview of each of these areas to help you understand your priorities. We also produce a comprehensive eGuide on ‘How to Choose a Prep School’ which you can download here.

How do I find a school?

Between this site and our site, we list the basic details of every private school in the UK, including how to request a prospectus and a link to the website. We endeavour to build relationships with all these schools; we visit new schools each year and form our own judgement of the strengths of each one. 

Families that choose to take on our bespoke consultancy benefit from much more detail of each potential school; this personalised service comes from our years of experience in dealing with families and schools as well as further support in making that final decision. We also provide a detailed questionnaire to take on your visits to each prospective school; it is important to complete a questionnaire straight after a visit as if you are visiting 3 or more schools as they all start to merge into one another! Forming a matrix of answers from separate questionnaires helps you to arrive at a clearer decision.

For bespoke advice on school choice just phone +44 (0) 1622 813870 or fill in the enquiry form.

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