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Relocating and expat families


From being offered that once in a lifetime job opportunity overseas to spending some time based at overseas offices as part of Corporate senior executive strategy, many families are faced with making important, often last-minute decisions about their children’s schooling, as a result of an important global career move. International families, moving to the UK for work from school systems worldwide, often find the minefield of UK school applications a real challenge.

Relocation companies tend to give strong expertise when it comes to home-search and the logistics of inter-country removals, with low-level experience of advising on school options and your child’s wider education planning. However, education is our sole area of expertise, with a team of British education consultants covering every age and stage, supporting all of the important decisions, whatever ages your children may be.

Knowing that your children are happy and settled into the right school, makes it easier to focus on the challenges of a new job, whether you are based overseas or returning to the UK. Happy family makes for a happier working life too.

If you are moving overseas and keen to secure the right boarding school to maintain continuity at the more serious stages of education such as GCSE or sixth form, we have extensive knowledge of boarding schools across the region.

Expat parents

For most expat parents with young children, placing them in international school while you are working overseas affords them a fantastic opportunity to learn about other countries, languages and cultures, broadening their view of the world, whilst keeping them in touch with the British education system.

However, when children approach 11+, 13+ or 16+, many expat parents start to review their school options with a view to either moving the family back to the UK or choosing a boarding school in the UK while remaining overseas.

Unpredictable contract lengths mean boarding can offer stability and security in schooling once your child reaches the more serious end of education, even if the family home may well have to move at the drop of a hat!

Our team of British education consultants has years of experience supporting expat families with planning their future school choices, often working with families for up to two years prior to any school move, to ensure they are ‘in the system’ and on the right path in plenty of time. We can set up online interview coaching and tutoring to support your child with the 11+, 13+ or sixth form entry process.

Whether you are relocating back to the UK and would like to review state and independent day school options within commuting distance of London, or remaining overseas, so considering your boarding school options, we are the right team of experts to help you.

You are welcome to chat to one of our British education consultants, for up to an hour, just to check you have not missed any potential school options. Alternatively, if you need our help to review schools, book visit appointments and/or support you with the entire planning and application process, we have the right independent expertise to advise and support you.

Whether you are returning to the UK so you need a day or boarding school, or you are moving overseas and keen to secure the right boarding school to maintain continuity at the more serious stages of education, we have extensive knowledge of day and boarding schools country-wide.

Ready to kickstart your child's education with our British education consultants? Contact us today to learn more!

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