About our service
Crescent Educational Consultancy can offer you unparalleled access to the UK’s world class private school network, providing guidance and help to families across the globe. We can offer support and advice to those international students who are interested in studying in the UK. We offer a range of services to suit all families. Whether you are relocating five children from overseas or whether it’s your first child hoping to study abroad we can help and support you in making the right choice for your children’s education.
Our aim is to ensure that your child is placed a school where they can thrive and maximise their potential; where they can settle happily and start them on their pathway to academic success. This is why we work with a select group of schools with proven records of excellent exam results and whose students consistently progress onward to the highest ranking universities.
Our consultation service provides support and guidance when choosing a private UK school. Our team has over 20 years experience working in education and we have vast knowledge of the leading independent schools. This includes; 11+ and 13+ preparation, choosing between private, public, prep and boarding schools, interviews, open days, and percentage of students going on to Russel Group universities including Oxbridge.
All our consultants have personally visited and reviewed countless schools; all have professional backgrounds or specialist qualifications in education. Between them they have direct experience of every aspect of both the British and international education systems, not to mention invaluable local knowledge about schools in all areas of the UK. Our team includes experts in special educational needs, school appeals, scholarships and bursaries, grammar schools and relocation to the UK from abroad.
Services and Cost
Initial Consultation – For parents looking to send their child to a UK school for the first time. This is a 90 minute meeting costing £300 that deals with the application process, transferring to a UK school, queries on tutoring and examinations. These allow parents to share their concerns and goals with their consultant and get the right advice to move forward. They can be particularly useful when families need additional information about the educational landscape and type of schools that are available, from country preps to urban day schools. This can be when they are moving house, relocating, or when they are seeking schools for their first child in their home patch and are finding the whole business confusing.
School Placement Service – For parents who want their child matched to the perfect UK school. This costs £3000 and includes a consultation as before, but also an introduction to schools in your chosen area, assistance with applying to your chosen school. The fee covers three and a half days of a consultant’s time – to be spread over days/weeks/months as needed up to one year if necessary. The consultant has the knowledge, expertise and experience of the entire team to draw on. Once you choose a school for your child we can help with passports, IELTS scores, high school transcripts/ certificates, predicted grades, academic references, school registration including visa guidelines and medical forms. This course also provides assistance for all entrance exams, a CAT4 assessment and Morrisby psychometric profiling. We will help your find the right school for your child, whether they are musical, academic, sporty or an all rounder.
School Preparation Course – For parents and students, who, having chosen their school, want a broad overview of academic and pastoral life at their new school. This is a 10 hour course designed to prepare your child for beginning at a UK school. The course costs £499 and includes; information about living in the UK and settling into boarding school life, study techniques, English tuition and guidance discussion.
We can also arrange entrance exam tuition, subject tuition, IELTS and additional hours to supplement your child’s application. This kind of bespoke support is unique to Crescent Educational Consultancy and can help your child to secure places, scholarships and bursaries at leading independent schools. This is charged at £60 per hour.
“Investing in private education is a huge commitment of both finance and trust and should depend on both first-rate information and local expertise which we provide.” Director, Henry Pike