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How to find the right school for my child?


How to find the right school for my child? A question many parents struggle with. Carfax Education experts discuss the challenges and how they are here to help. Choosing the right school for your child can be a complex and overwhelming decision for parents to ensure that children are happy and find an environment where they thrive academically and physically. Above all, you want to ensure in making the right decision, and this is when an education consultant can step in and support you in the process and provide expert, impartial guidance.


How will an education consultant help find a new school for your child? Firstly, we will encourage you to focus on what sort of school you are looking for your children. Are you thinking of a boarding environment? A child can study securely here for the next few years, allowing the family the flexibility to move about without disrupting the child’s education. Or perhaps some of the family are moving back home and therefore a day school is going to be more appropriate. We will also discuss the pros and cons of a single-sex school versus a co-educational environment to work out where your child will flourish best. For some families, a school rooted in a faith system is important whereby, others prefer schools that offer a very secular background to education. Want to explore education options for your child? Get in contact with out Carfax Consultants at enquiries@carfax-education.com for expert advice and guidance Whereabouts in the world as the best location for your child’s school, with excellent options across the globe, is a vital decision to make. (See the Carfax top 100 schools in association with Spears HERE) When coming from an international background, it is imperative to understand the composition of schools in other parts of the world. Some may appear quite monocultural in comparison, which can provide a very different ’feel’ if you have been used to 60 or 70 nationalities educated together. Most importantly, we want to know your child and understand their personality and learning style: -

  • What are they interested in doing?

  • Which subjects do they look forward too?

  • What extracurricular activities do they enjoy?

  • Do they thrive in a large bustling environment, or would they be better in a cosy, nurturing school?

The above elements need to considered before drawing up a shortlist of schools. Armed with this information, we are then poised to draw up a list of schools that we believe would be a good fit for your child, offering them opportunities to grow and flourish in a new environment. In normal circumstances, we would then arrange for you to tour the schools and experience first-hand the atmosphere and the location. However, amidst and continuing after lockdown, schools have been very adaptable by creating online tours. Our Carfax Consultants can arrange for families to attend online open days and have individual meetings with admissions teams. With so many things to think about it makes sense to have some expert guidance on hand to cut through the gloss of the prospectuses, give a behind the scenes perspective of the character and ethos of the different schools, and have someone to help manage all the administration of applying to schools, from registration to admissions tests to finally securing a place. Whether you are thinking of schools in Switzerland, Singapore, the U.S or U.K, a dedicated Carfax Education consultant will be there to support and mentor you and your child. Our guranatee is; making the move is as seamless as possible and to ensure that your childrens education journey continues to allow them to develop their full potential. For more information on how to find the right school for you child and the application process, call our Carfax Education Consultants now on +97144385276

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