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20 Years of Excellence: A Look Back at Catherine Stoker's Impact as an Independent Educational Consultant

We are thrilled to announce a momentous milestone as the founder of The Independent Education Consultants (TIEC) Catherine Stoker celebrates her 20th anniversary of providing support and guidance on UK boarding schools!

Over the past two decades, she has had the honour of guiding and supporting families from around the globe in navigating their educational journeys of UK private schools, and we couldn't be more proud of the impact she has made.


20 Years of Guidance and Growth:

 Catherine spent several years at a London agency before launching her own consultancy, affectionally abbreviated to TIEC, which has been dedicated to providing unparalleled guidance and support to families seeking the best boarding school opportunities for their children. During that time, she has had the privilege of helping countless families navigate the complexities of the boarding school landscape, ensuring that each child finds their perfect fit.


500 Stories of Success:

 We are delighted to share that with Catherine's expertise, she has played a crucial role in helping 500 children find their place in boarding schools across the UK. Each success story is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and our belief in the transformative power of education.


Opening Doors to Successful Futures:

Behind every success story lies a foundation of trust and collaboration that Catherine has built up over twenty years of service to the industry. With over 80 schools visited each year by the TIEC team and Doris, the mobile recording studio, we have established strong working relationships with boarding schools nationwide. These relationships allow us to unlock the doors to the finest boarding school experiences for your child.


Changing business cards over the past twenty years

Tailored Support:

 At TIEC, we understand that every child's educational journey is unique. Empathy is at the core of our approach. In understanding the hopes and concerns of each family, we aim to listen and offer thoughtful guidance. Catherine has built a team of handpicked, expert consultants, with specialisms in areas such as SEN, sports, and music, all of whom are dedicated to providing tailored guidance and support to meet your child's individual needs.


The Art of Perfect Matches:

 Our success is firmly rooted in Catherine's original beliefs that every child deserves to find their perfect fit in education. We take pride in our ability to match each child with the school that will nurture their talents, inspire their growth, and set them on the path to success.


Confidence and Clarity:

 As we celebrate Catherine's 20 years of excellent service, we extend our gratitude to our families, partners, and team members. We look forward to continuing our journey together and helping even more families find the perfect boarding school for their children in the years to come.


Here's to another 20 years!

How can we help you to choose the best boarding school?

If you’d like to talk to Catherine or one of our friendly, expert education consultants about how they could help you to choose the best boarding school for your child, please get in touch.

We offer a complimentary call to each family who has an interest in boarding school. This is so we can get to know you and your family, before talking to you about how we can help. Boarding school is a large investment to make and there are many schools to choose from. It’s important to get the choice right for your child.

Please get in touch and we look forward to talking to you soon.


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