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Education Advisers Ltd.
We have been offering families from around the world impartial advice on British education for over 12 years.
They run a range of websites offering free information on various stages and specialties in the British education system: Prep schools, summer schools, dyslexic schools, sixth form, and university advice. Their most famous site is best-schools.co.uk, where they publish the most accurate and comprehensive results tables for the UK’s top private senior schools.
All EA’s staff have a background in teaching or school management both in the UK and overseas, and every member of the team enjoys visiting schools and consulting families on school choices.
Education Advisers is delighted to collaborate with the SchoolAdvice network, as it now means they can offer families further expertise when selecting schools in North America, Hong Kong, mainland Europe and beyond.
Les founded the company after having spent more than 30 years in financial services. He moved into education advice after leading a consultancy project on the financial ramifications of private education, an area he continues to be particularly interested in.
Les has become established as a leading expert on all aspects of private education in the UK and his views are regularly sought by the national press. Les oversees the company’s operations, particularly website design and development.
Michael has overall responsibility for school and college placements within Education Advisers. He was a founder and for over 20 years Senior Master of Hurtwood House School, a top co-educational sixth-form boarding school in the UK where he continues to act as Director of Admissions. Michael has had extensive experience in senior management roles in both the state and independent sectors. He has been a Chief Examiner with the AQA Examining Board, a member of the University of Surrey Council and has written widely on educational matters, including books on A Level choices and school organisation. He is a governor of a Surrey prep school and has organised educational conferences and worked closely with universities in promoting Higher Education seminars. Michael has considerable experience in the field of international education and has undertaken projects in Malaysia, Mauritius, Bahrain, Germany, China and Korea.
Mary joined Education Advisers after spending many years as a teacher and leader of Modern Languages and international programmes at a large grammar school. She is responsible for both school placements and marketing within Education Advisers and divides her time between providing bespoke advice for parents on school choice and masterminding the company’s expansion. After reading German and History at Oxford, Mary spent several years in Japan where she taught English and advised Japanese students on study abroad programmes. She has undertaken projects in Europe and Africa for schools and parents. Mary has also recently become an equity shareholder.
Heather Clanfield is a fully qualified teacher and has taught in both the state and private sectors as well as being a former Director of Admissions at a state boarding school. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of UK independent schools and many years’ experience of helping parents find the right school for their child. As well as providing school placement advice, Heather is responsible for keeping the data on our websites up to date, compiling the annual league tables and handling the company’s day to day accounts
Ryan obtained his degree in Media & Journalism from Cardiff University. He initially joined Education Advisers to mastermind its social media activities, and is responsible for our online presence across a range of platforms. Ryan is in constant contact with schools and colleges throughout the UK and plays a key role in providing school advice to parents for children of all ages.
Duncan joined us in 2015 from one of the UK’s largest providers of private sixth form education. After graduating from Southampton University Duncan spent six years in South Korea where he taught English to children and university students. Duncan is responsible for marketing Education Advisers’ services to schools and joint venture partners as well as dealing directly with clients on school consultancy work.
Kate works with Education Advisers primarily in the area of pupil assessment, providing personalised diagnostic testing for students seeking entry to UK schools. Kate specialised in Assessment and Curriculum for her MA and has extensive experience of assessing students from across the globe in her role as Assistant Head Academic of the British International School, Shanghai. Kate is joining our placement team from February 2016.
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