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Becky Quintavalle

Educational Consultant.

A British Education

There are few things more important than a good education. No matter where you come from, what counts in the modern world is how well you were taught. It is no surprise, then, that many international people are turning to the British school system. For decades, in some cases centuries, the great schools of Britain have provided excellence in academic, sporting, and creative worlds, as well as instilling an independence of mind and leadership skills for generations of children. For many looking for a way into the system, the sheer variety of schools can seem complex, or confusing. Choices between co-ed, single-sex, day, boarding, independent, state, academic or sporting can prove difficult. Some schools excel in all areas, others specialise in certain fields. Entry points vary, as do rules for applications. If you are considering moving to Britain, or already live here but feel you need more educational knowledge, I may be able to help. My advice is completely independent, and I offer a bespoke service, tailored to helping you find the right school for your child. My knowledge is based on years of living in, and visiting schools, of talking to teachers and headteachers, and perhaps most importantly, of going through the difficult choices for my own children. I know only too well how stressful finding a good school is, and of the many challenges that parents need to deal with along the way.

Becky Quintavalle

Becky Quintavalle

An Oxford educated mother of two, Becky grew up in a public school as a master's daughter and has an almost unparalleled knowledge of schooling from the perspective of the staffroom, the students and as a parent. She has hands-on experience of what it takes for a child to get into the top academic schools in London but also a grasp of the many other options which may be more suitable.

Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith

A truly authoritative voice in the world of education. A teacher for over forty years including Head of Humanities at Tonbridge School where the current or former Headmasters of Eton, Wellington, Stowe and Haileybury were his colleagues. Educated at Cambridge, Jonathan is a novelist, playwright and screenwriter as well as the author of 'The Learning Game', one of the essential books on parenting and education.

Services Offered

Your child is unique. All enquiries will start with a meeting to assess your needs and to have a preliminary discussion about the various options available and what the next steps should be. This can range from hourly consultations, monthly 'retainers' or an annual rate.

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