Our Services

Bowker Consulting offers a range of services to assist each child’s successful transition to a new educational environment. From initial enquiry to successful placement, we provide telephone and email support, with the option of face to face meetings and accompanied school visits if required.

We specialise in supporting families who are:

  • Relocating within the UK
  • Relocating to the UK from overseas
  • Relocating from the UK to overseas destinations
  • Moving from one country to another (non-UK)
  • Planning their children’s future education and next steps
  • Seeking other advice regarding aspects of their children’s education

We understand that each family is different and therefore our advice and detailed education research is tailored to your individual needs and requirements. Our services cater to both corporate and private clients.

We provide personalised, child-focused assistance depending on your situation and requirements, putting your children right at the centre of all we do. Our advice may include:

Educational overview

  • Explanation of education systems, curricula, exams and results
  • Inspection reports – OFSTED and ISI for independent schools
  • Admissions process explanation and timeframe
  • Area guidance from a schooling perspective

Educational settings from 0-18 years

  • Nurseries and pre-schools
  • State primary and secondary schools
  • Independent (private) schools – day and boarding, single sex and co-ed
  • International schools in the UK and overseas
  • Sixth forms and further education colleges

Individual requirements

  • Consideration of essential and desirable features of schools
  • Before and after school care
  • English as an additional language (EAL)
  • Location and school transport
  • Special educational needs (SEN)
  • Moving at key points in education e.g. entry years, exams
  • Any other specific challenges with transition

School search and admissions

  • Researching and creating a tailored shortlist
  • Availability of places
  • Admissions information, catchment areas and maps
  • Application forms, deadlines and entrance exams
  • Liaising with schools and councils
  • Arranging school visits (may be accompanied if desired)
  • Post-visit follow up as decisions are made
  • School appeals assistance if required

Corporate relocations – we offer a broad range of highly specialised education services that can be tailor-made for your company. From assisting confidential board-level VIPs on education options for their children, to providing education guides, presentations and helplines for group moves and expat monitoring services, we work alongside relocation partners and professionals to provide exactly what you need for your employees and their families. Please click here for more information, and contact us to discuss your requirements.

Please contact us today if you have any questions or want to know more!

Call us: +44 (0)1908 395041

Email us: [email protected]