With over 20 years experience in advising families about choosing a school for their child, Mentor counsellors have extensive knowledge about our different schools and which ones will be the best 'fit' for your son or daughter. They will guide you every step of the way in selecting a suitable school and through the whole application process.
Contact us today to discuss your child's future education.
Mentor can help you to find a school that suits your child¡¦s personal needs. Consultants will communicate directly with schools and ensure that you receive prompt and efficient responses.
Mentor offers a professional service combined with a high level of care and consideration for each individual student and family. In addition to their day to day counselling, Mentor can also advise you on guardianship services and other related concerns that arise when applying to boarding schools.
Mentor assists with every stage of your application, ensuring that your journey to your chosen school runs as smoothly as possible.
Curriculum and Study Options
Many students join a boarding school aged 13 or 14 to follow the GCSE curriculum, with exams usually taken in Year 11, aged 16.
Students can also join aged 16 to follow a 2 year A level or International Baccalaureate programme. Both exams qualify students for entry to university.
Some schools also offer a 1 year GCSE programme.
Summer programmes offering English language tuition plus a range of academic and recreational activities are also available.
Mentor Counsellors can explain all these options in more detail.
UKiset has been designed as a single assessment that can help schools identify the most suitable pupils, and families find the right school for their child. It is an online entry test taken in English designed to support admission into the UK boarding schools.
First-class care and guardianship
In the UK all students under the age of 18 are required to have a nominated Guardian. The Guardian fulfils many of the roles of a student's real family. Mentor works with Brightworld and several other Guardian companies who provide comprehensive care for students while studying at a boarding school. Your Mentor counsellor can explain more about this requirement
Choose the right school
With so many schools to choose from, it is essential that counsellors understand your child and what is important to them. A meeting with you and your child in our offices makes this process so much easier and enables counsellors to recommend the most suitable schools.
- Understanding your child’s strengths and needs
- Discussion about suitable school choices
- Applications and school entry tests
- Assisting to arrange visits to schools
- Complete comparison of schools, courses and facilities
- Confirming final choice school
There are many things to consider when sending your child overseas to study. In addition to helping you select a school and complete the application, Mentor will also advise on:
- Visits to schools in the UK
- Guardian arrangement
- Pre-departure briefing
- Visa requirements, ticket booking and airport transfers
Once your child has arrived safely at school, the school and guardian will take care of them. Mentor are always available to assist if you have concerns and remain the contact link between families and schools
- Contact with the school and guardian
- Assistance with booking holiday courses, if required