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Privateschools.co

for advice on the best UK boarding schools for your child

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Hurtwood House - a top co-ed boarding school

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Cardiff Sixth Form College - Top Independent School and Top 6th Form College

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Hurtwood House

Sevenoaks - a top IB School

Sevenoaks - a top IB School

Tonbridge School - a top boys' boarding school

Tonbridge School - a top boys' boarding school

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Brighton College - a top co-ed boarding school

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Woldingham School

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The Cheltenham Ladies' College - a top girls' boarding school

About www.privateschools.co and Education Advisers Ltd

Education Advisers Ltd is an education consultancy which operates 11 separate websites, of which 10 cover private school choice. This website, www.privateschools.co, provides information, advice and services to parents and students seeking a private boarding school in the UK. Our companion website www.best-schools.co.uk additionally lists all day schools in the UK. We provide a search facility to help you find a school/college in a particular area, plus advice about how to choose the right school. For those parents needing more guidance, we offer a bespoke consultancy service to find the school/college which is a perfect fit for your child. The initial consultation is always free for the first 30 minutes.

The Education Advisers Team

Education Advisers’ services are provided by six full-time, experienced consultants, aided by several associates with long and distinguished careers in education. We also work with a small number of carefully selected joint venture partners including website developers, guardians, private tutors and international consultants.

Les Webb FCII – Managing Director                                                      

Les Webb    Les founded the company after having spent more than 30 years in financial services, including being General Manager of two very successful international reinsurance companies. He moved into education marketing after doing a consultancy project on the financial ramifications of private education, an area he continues to be particularly interested in. Within a short period he concluded that the internet was going to be a key factor in parental choice and decided to write and design EA’s websites, drawing on his detailed knowledge of independent schools and colleges. Les has become established as a leading expert on all aspects of private education in the UK and his views are regularly sought by the national press. Les oversees the company’s operations, particularly website design and development.

Michael Fanya MA – Academic Director                                                

Michael Fanya    Michael has overall responsibility for school and college placements within Education Advisers. He was a founder and for over 20 years Senior Master of Hurtwood House School, a top co-educational sixth-form boarding school in the UK where he continues to act as Director of Admissions.  Michael has had extensive experience in senior management roles in both the state and independent sectors. He has been a Chief Examiner with the AQA Examining Board, a member of the University of Surrey Council and has written widely on educational matters, including books on A Level choice and school organisation. He is a governor of a Surrey prep school and has organised educational conferences and worked closely with universities in promoting Higher Education seminars. Michael has considerable experience in the field of international education and has undertaken projects with Malaysia, Mauritius, Bahrain, Germany, China and Korea.  Michael is also integrally involved in school marketing projects.

Mary Murayama MA, QTS – Joint Managing Director                          

Mary Murayama    Mary joined Education Advisers after spending many years as a teacher and leader of Modern Languages and international programmes at a large grammar school. She is responsible for both school placements and marketing within Education Advisers and divides her time between providing bespoke advice for parents on school choice and masterminding the company’s expansion. After reading German and History at Oxford, Mary spent several years in Japan where she taught English and advised Japanese students on study abroad programmes. She has undertaken projects in Europe and Africa for schools and parents. Mary has also recently become an equity shareholder.

Heather Clanfield CertEd, QTS – Office Manager                                

Heather Clanfield    Heather Clanfield is a fully qualified teacher and has taught in both the state and private sectors as well as being a former Director of Admissions at a state boarding school. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of UK independent schools and many years’ experience of helping parents find the right school for their child. As well as providing school placement advice, Heather is responsible for keeping the data on our websites up to date, compiling the annual league tables and handling the company’s day to day accounts.

Ryan Crittenden BA – Education Consultant & Website Manager

Ryan Crittenden    Ryan obtained his degree in Media & Journalism from Cardiff University. He initially joined Education Advisers to mastermind its social media activities, and is responsible for our online presence across a range of platforms. Ryan is in constant contact with schools and colleges throughout the UK and plays a key role in providing school advice to parents for children of all ages.

Duncan Quirk BA – Marketing Manager

Duncan Quirk    Duncan joined us in 2015 from one of the UK’s largest providers of private sixth form education. After graduating from Southampton University Duncan spent six years in South Korea where he taught English to children and university students. Duncan is responsible for marketing Education Advisers’ services to schools and joint venture partners as well as dealing directly with clients on school consultancy work.

Kate Alback MA  Education, QTS  - Education Consultant            

Kate Alback    Kate works with Education Advisers primarily in the area of pupil assessment, providing personalised diagnostic testing for students seeking entry to UK schools. Kate specialised in Assessment and Curriculum for her MA and has extensive experience of assessing students from across the globe in her role as Assistant Head Academic of the British International School, Shanghai. Kate joined our placement team in February 2016.

Joan Coverson MA FIA – Finance Director                                         

Joan is a qualified actuary with a long career in senior positions in financial services. She has worked for four of the largest global reinsurers – Gen Re, Munich Re, Swiss Re (M&G) and NRG Victory Re. I indeed she still acts as senior UK pricing actuary for one of them. She spent two years as a Consultant for KPMG and four years as a Director of New Vision, both management consultancies. Within EA she is responsible for finance but also masterminds the internal technology. She devised and programmed the unique EA software for school fees projections.

If you wish to discuss your children’s education, you are in very safe hands with any of our expert advisers. We also offer university advice – see www.universityadvice.co.uk

Please phone us to discuss your needs. You are welcome to visit us at our 2 offices in Kent and Surrey

Les Webb

Managing Director
Education Advisers Ltd

The Old Stables, Home Farm,Wateringbury, Kent ME18 5NN

Tel: +44 (0) 1622 813870 or +44 (0) 1622 812852

Email – info@educationadvisers.co.uk

Call +44 (0) 1622 813870 Enquiry Form info@educationadvisers.co.uk