What is The Good Schools Guide Advisory Service?

The Good Schools Guide Advisory Service advises parents on everything to do with children and their education.

Parents tell us:

  • We could live anywhere. Find us the school, then we will move. 
  • This is our commute. The local school is not for us. What can we do?
  • We weren’t educated here. How can we make the system work for us? 
  • We need help with fees.
  • Our daughter needs exceptional pastoral care.
  • Our children are very bright. We want the best possible school.
  • Our son has special needs. Where will he be understood and supported?
  • We want an outstanding state school with good sports.
  • My daughter has been bullied. The school is not taking it seriously. Can you help?

We find solutions to these and many other questions every day.

Click here to go direct to our services


How can we help?

Our service is a personal one-to-one service. You tell us what you want and we tell you how we can help. And then we do! Our advisors are our most experienced writers. They have visited countless schools. All are parents. You will have your own personal advisor who has the benefit of the combined experience and expertise of the entire team to draw on. All our advisors work as hard for the children of their clients as they do for their own.

Our Services

Introductory Consultation

A telephone service.

Find out more about The Introductory Consultation.


Information Meeting

A meeting to explore options or to provide essential information.

Find out more about our Information Meeting.


Classic Service

For UK based families who need help with finding a school or other educational matters.

Find out more about our Classic Service.


Premier Service

A service for families from overseas, being relocated, with more complex or urgent needs.

Find out more about our Premier Service.


The London Service

A complete service to support families coming into London from overseas or elsewhere in the UK.

Find out more about our London Service.


Global Premier Service

A service for international families who  need a total service involving everything to do with England, English regions, where to live, or more complex matters.

Find out more  about our Global Premier Service.


The Director’s Service

A service for education or relocation agents bringing clients into the UK educations system from overseas.

Find out more about our Director’s Service.


SEN Service

A service for families with one or more children with a Special Educational Need.

Find out more about our SEN Service.


State School Service

A service for families committed to educating their children in the state sector only.

Find out more about our State School Service.


Scholarships and Bursaries Service

A unique service to help families who need fee assistance if their child is to attend an independent school.

Find out more about our Scholarships and Bursaries Service.

NB We have expert advisors who can help you in a number of languages. Please advise us if you need to speak in your own language.

We offer a huge range of additional services. For more information see examples of how we can help and more details of our services.

So what should I do?

Call 0203 286 6824  or  +44 203 286 6824 from overseas

or email: advice@goodschoolsguide.co.uk

What information should I include?

• your contact details
• your child’s name and yours
• his/her/their date(s) of birth
• your preferred location eg west London, near an airport etc
• essential information about what matters most to you eg sports, a special educational need, good academics

How Does it Work?

Our administrator will take your call or answer your email. In consultation with the Director of the service, she will allocate the advisor best qualified to assist you. You will then be put in touch with your advisor direct.

Consultations are mainly carried out over the phone. However, our advisors are always happy to meet you, if possible. Urgent enquiries are dealt with urgently. During office hours we can find an advisor to speak with you within a couple of hours if necessary.

Why are our services not free?

We’d love to help you for nothing. But our advisors are highly knowledgeable, experienced professionals who work one-to-one with you and give you the benefit of not just their own expertise but that of the whole Good Schools Guide team – along with the unique collection of data and information that is exclusive to The Good Schools Guide and which is constantly updated. We work hard for you and often give well over the odds. Our rates are extremely competitive. Click here for what parents say about our services.

The Good Schools Guide Promise

We will refund your fee if you are not entirely satisfied with the results.

All information is treated in the strictest confidence. Advisors’ standard terms and conditions may be found in Terms And Conditions.

Your child – nothing matters more.