Advisory for Schools
Selecting the right school
Your child's future starts with the right school
We are here to help you successfully manage one of the most important decisions in your child's life. From an initial consultation, assessment and tuition plans, we offer bespoke strategies for your family's needs. We take time to carefully consider the perfect approach and guide you through applying to the best independent schools in the U.K.
Lucy - Head Education Consultant
Lucy has spent many years working in the private education sector. As the headmistress of a leading day school in London she is well versed in the intricacies of applying to the very best private schools in the U.K.
Your strategy for a successful U.K. independent school entry
Our consultants take the time to learn about your family and the best education solutions for you. We offer meticulous planning and strategy in tuition, profile building and school selection.
Your bespoke strategy
a thorough overview of the UK independent schools system
a carefully planned strategy for your child to enter target schools
ideal entry points / UK school stages (7+, 8+, 11+, 13+, 14+ or 16+)
advice on subject and curriculum choices outline of the preparation and admissions process
Main points of entry
Private tuition via Zkype or Zoom
Private tuition in your home
Have a tutor who will live and travel with you
How the consultancy process works
Consultation with your education expert
Every family has different goals for their children and each child is unique too. Finding the right school for your child is something to be carefully considered.
Our education consultants listen to your needs carefully and work hard to understand which schools would suit your child best. After this consultation, we provide you with a long list of 10 different schools for your consideration.
Assessment and consultation
Getting to know your child is crucial to understanding their abilities and personality.
We conduct an in-depth assessment of aptitudes in English, Mathematics, Non-verbal reasoning, verbal reasoning as well as interviews and psychometric evaluation. These results allow us to create an academic strategy and to understand which schools to apply.
Following this, we provide a 'short list' of 8 schools ranked in order of likelihood to be successful with a balanced outlook with safety schools considered.
Mapping of the process
Our team will clearly map the process of each school and their specific application process including testing and deadlines.
Our consultants will complete all of the paperwork needed to make applications.
Visits & boarding house advisory
Your educational consultant will visit chosen schools with you to make sure the right questions get asked.
One area of research we go the extra mile on, is boarding houses. Different boarding houses can create entirely different atmospheres for students. We interview recent graduates of leading U.K. boarding schools to help you understand which one will fit best.
Your personal dashboard
View your tutor's profile
Review your tutor's education
Contact your tutors
View your tutor's availability
Track applications online
Keep track of important deadlines
View checklist of important tasks
Monitor learning progress
View your tutor's lesson notes
Add your own notes to your tutor
Stay on top of the learning process
Frequently asked questions
When should I go to a UK school?
How long does it take to prepare to enter a school in the UK?
How can Spencer Perceval help me with this process?
What is your success rate?
What is profile building and why is it important?
How are you different from other consultancy firms?
We centre our approach on learning as much as we can about your child and your family to find the most specialised and effective solution to your needs. Integrity and honesty remain key pillars of our company, we will give you real and pragmatic advice, and strategy to help get the best results for your family.
What are your fees?
Fees can be found here. Fees for consultancy services start range from £1000 - £13,500 depending on the level of support required.