How Can We Help You Find A School?

Our advice and school selection calls help families to decide which schools are worth further enquiry, or simply help families to understand the UK school system. From grammar schools to independent schools, 11+ 13+, pre-tests and scholarship – there is a lot to understand when you are making a school application in the UK.

Oxford Office: +44(0)1865 548459  

London Office: +44(0)2078 460259  

Advice Calls

These 1 hour calls are very popular with parents who have specific questions around education such as choosing between 2 different schools, understanding the GCSE exams, or discovering the difference between grammar and independent 11+ exams. This 1 hour advice call may be all you need to move forward independently, or you can choose to upgrade to our school placement programme (if this happens within one month, the cost of the advice call is deducted).

School Flightpath

This 90 minute meeting enables families to discuss their concerns, goals and values with one of our education consultants, ready for you to plan your child’s education. Our education consultant will be happy to do some preliminary research prior to the meeting and, once the meeting has taken place, you will get an email summarising the main points. You can then choose to search for schools independently. Or you can upgrade to our school placement service (if this happens within one month, the cost of the school flightpath is deducted).

An Example From Our Advice Sessions:

Finding the right school for S.E.N. children can be a challenge and a ‘one size fits all’ approach doesn’t work. That’s why Top School & Uni has S.E.N. specialist advisors who are qualified to provide guidance in this area, helping families to find and apply for the right school for them.

When D was diagnosed with Autism, his parents enlisted Top School and Uni’s advisors to help them to work out if his current school was meeting his needs. Using the school flightpath, they looked at when it would be best for D to change schools so as to minimise disruption and what they  should look for when choosing a new school.

Claire Leech – S.E.N. Specialist

Claire is our S.E.N. expert at The Education Hotel. With a wealth of experience, Claire is available to answer any queries, as well as offer guidance and tuition to parents about their child’s specialist needs.

What Claire has to say:

“I have a broad range of experience working with students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) from beginner to Master’s Degree Level and across a range of subjects. This includes supporting students who have dyslexia, autism/Aspergers and pathological demand avoidance (PDA). I have worked as a SENCo in a secondary school and specialise in teaching maths, English Language, numeracy and literacy.”

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) support, Maths and English language, Numeracy and Literacy

National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (NASENCo) • PGCE (Awaiting qualification) • Oxford Brookes University
 
Certificates in Autism Training • National Autistic Society
 
Qualified Teacher: Learning and Skills • QTLS • Institute for Learning
 
Certificate in Post-Compulsory Education • Cert. Ed • Bedfordshire University
 
Certificate of Personal and Professional Development in Numeracy Teaching • CPPD (Level 4) • Thames Valley University
 
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) • Westminster Kingsway College
 
Materials Science, Economics and Management • MEng (Hons Oxon) • University of Oxford