FINDING LAST MINUTE SCHOOL PLACES AT A PREP SCHOOL FOR A RELOCATING FAMILY
When dad decided to set up his own UK business, it meant a quick move for the family from South Africa. It was the middle of June and the family were looking for two prep school places for their son and daughter for September. They wanted schools that would lead to strong academic senior schools. Parents were concerned that the school had to be the right fit, they wanted it to have an international feel, mum also wanted to feel part of a strong parent community and we took this into consideration when choosing schools.
Our consultants established which schools still had places within a commutable distance of their new home. Once this list was established, we worked with the family to produce a shortlist of schools that would suit their children. We advised the family on how to gather an application pack of references and reports. The family weren’t able to visit until the summer holidays, and with the schools help we produced an itinerary of visits and accompaniment by our team. When the school choice was made, we helped the family prepare for their new school by recommending books and learning resources.
The family were delighted with their shortlisted options and had some strong prep schools to choose from. However, after the visit their preferred choice was clear, and the children made successful applications and started school that September. Their son is now in his final year and heading to a strong senior school in September. Their daughter is now very settled and happy in her new environment.