For more than a decade, we have been trusted by parents to advise on every step of their children’s academic journey; from choosing between nurseries that feed into prominent preparatory schools to helping your son or daughter gain a place at their chosen school or university.
We work closely with families to understand their aspirations and to remove stress, navigate complexity and in many cases, turn dreams into reality. Our in-depth knowledge of the British independent school system ensures that you will make the right decision about your child’s future.
Please see the bottom of this page for details of the awards we have won for our Education Consultancy services.
What services do our education consultants provide?
Choosing the right nursery and pre-prep school for your child will have a significant impact on their educational journey. We will advise you on the very best nurseries and pre-preps in your area and help to make sure your child secures a place.
Our education consultants have helped families from around the world to secure places at top UK prep schools. We not only offer independent advice to help you choose the best prep school to suit your child’s character and interests, but will also guide you through every step of the application process.
Choosing and gaining a place at the right senior school can be can be extremely challenging. Our service extends far beyond simply finding and recommending a school for your child; we will facilitate introductions to key members of staff and take you through the entire application process providing as much support and guidance as you require. We will help you understand the entry requirements for each individual school and the best way to help your child prepare for assessments.
To help your son or daughter compete against the brightest academic minds, we will guide them on every part of their Oxbridge application, introducing specialist tutors to prepare them for interviews and all Oxford and Cambridge entrance tests, including the TSA, LNAT, BMAT, CAT.
Our education consultants have first-hand knowledge of leading British universities and will provide valuable insights and advice to ensure your child has the best possible chance of choosing and securing a place.
Renowned for their complexities, US college applications require specialist knowledge and planning for the best chance of success. Our US consultants will provide first-hand advice on how to secure a place at leading US colleges.
These assessments allow you to gauge your child’s current academic position. This information can then be used to help decide what schools are most suitable for your son or daughter, how to best prepare them for forthcoming entrance exams and whether or not additional tuition is required.
Our Education Consultants
Katie joined Simply Learning Tuition in 2011. Her independent advice has helped hundreds of families gain places in leading schools in Britain and students secure places at Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. She is dedicated to meeting your family’s needs and aspirations, and finding the right place for your child.
Sophie Taylor Barthorpe
Since 2014, Sophie has managed our full-time Home Schooling and International Placements. She is also our principal University Admission Consultants, supporting students through every step of their university applications. Not only does Sophie have thorough knowledge of leading British universities, she also has years of experience providing advice to students for their US college applications.
Make An Enquiry
If you are searching for the right school or university for your child, please use our online enquiry form. One of our education consultants will reply to you shortly.
Award Winning Education Consultancy from Simply Learning Tuition
We are delighted to have won the Relocate Magazine’s ‘Awards for Excellence in Employee and Family Support’ (2017) and ‘Excellence in Education Consulting’ (2019). Their words below sum up the reasons:
What is this award for?
The Excellence in Employee & Family Support award is for individuals and organisations, from any sector, that provide a specialist service to relocating employees and their families.
Award Winner: Simply Learning Tuition
The popularity of this category has grown to such an extent, the judges decided to award a winner for entrants in the schools or education consulting sector. Simply Learning Tuition was a clear winner for the second time. The judges stated, “This firm clearly brings a caring and compassionate perspective to its services, but combines this with technological efficiency and excellent people management practices.” They recognised, “A very buttoned-down intelligent group of people with a bigger-picture awareness.”
Simply Learning Tuition is an education consultancy that provides specialist advice covering all stages of education, as well as introductions to the UK’s leading schools, universities and private tutors. Its carefully crafted entry showed a deep understanding of the requirements of relocating families and its clients are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, from business to embassies and private individuals with children following a variety of global curriculums.
Nathaniel McCullagh, founder and managing director of Simply Learning Tuition, said, “We’re very honoured to receive such glowing recognition for the work of our truly dedicated education consultancy team. The Relocate Global Award couldn’t have come at a better time, as we embark on a year of growth and innovation in our service to parents and students around the world.”
The judges were impressed by the company’s success in growing its international footprint in 2018 through a number of avenues. This nimble organisation demonstrated its agility by supporting its multi-lingual websites and translation software, with in-house bilingual sales staff who are able to support each client with the care and personal service it is known for. Simply Learning Tuition has also built partnerships with overseas organisations, employing native speakers to address any communications issues when dealing with non-English speaking clients. Responding to parents’ concerns regarding Brexit, it has extended its reach beyond UK schools with the help of its international network and is now able to provide clients with services and options for multiple countries.
The judges commended Simply Learning Tuition’s approach to people management – ranging from well-being initiatives such as flexitime and mental health ambassadors to continuing professional development and charity work – which has resulted in a highly engaged team who go beyond the call of duty if needed.
A significant part of its work and success is vetting new potential tutors. The judges praised its use of technology to streamline the process and proprietary applications. They were impressed by an efficient system that also gave guidance to those rejected on how to improve their skills and reapply in the future.
Managing Academic Transitions
Simply Learning Tuition clearly explains the vast improvements in screen sharing and white boarding technology. This, coupled with a continued focus on working with exceptional tutors means global families can get access to the very best British tutors. With online lessons, these can easily fit around inevitably hectic schedules when planning a relocation. Tutors often act as mentors and can help your child to deal with any anxiety or uncertainty around their school/country move.
The company is confident in the knowledge that it delivers a much-needed service for families who are relocating or need a tutor. It clearly understands that change is often stressful and that academic transitions can be particularly difficult for some students.
“Our work begins with our own team; providing a nurturing, creative workplace so that we can bring these internal values to all the work we do externally. We adopt a non-arrogant, non- judgemental approach to our clients and instead try to be honest, transparent and, above all, expert and efficient. We care that the work we do makes a positive difference”, the company stated in its winning submission. This shone through in its impressive entry and supporting testimonials.
“Winning an award shows that an independent panel has thoroughly investigated your company – and drawn good conclusions. Putting this into the context of the really high standard of competitors in this year’s awards, means that families can use a company’s service with confidence,” added McCullagh.
Why did Simply Learning Tuition Win?
Said the judges, “This small company demonstrates big passion! High-quality service and depth of knowledge are hallmarks of this niche player in the education field.
“Being nimble and highly responsive to change, Simply Learning Tuition applies its flexible approach to ensuring exceptional service quality. Its committed staff are supported effectively by career planning.”
Summing up, the judges called Simply Learning Tuition “a great example of a firm that supports both families on the move and its own teams of professionals by providing added-value service delivery”.