Our People

Dean Associates is the UK’s leading independent education consultancy, headed by Margret Price, OBE, MA (Oxon) and Nathaniel Price, BA (Oxon).

Our core philosophy is to help families fully understand their educational choices, and the future impact of those choices, so that they have confidence in their decisions.

All our team have substantial experience of education around the world. As important, we are all parents who can empathise with the stresses and challenges of relocating with children.

Margret Price OBE, Founding Partner
Margret Price OBE, Founding Partner

The founder of the company and a teacher of 20 years experience in both state and private schools, Margret has an unrivalled perspective on the changing face of the UK’s education system.

Nat Price, Managing Partner
Nat Price, Managing Partner

With over ten years experience as an education consultant, Nat has helped over 2000 families find the right school and university solutions. He’s looking forward to the next 2000!

Emma Hardcastle, Operations Director
Emma Hardcastle, Operations

Emma is interested in all things educational and digital. With a career beginning at Macmillan Publishers as Marketing Director, her focus is always on keeping our customers satisfied!

Sarah Heaton, Senior Consultant
Sarah Heaton, Senior Consultant

Sarah is passionate and knowledgeable about both state and private education. She has been a Parent Governor of a state nursery school and is currently Parent Governor of a state primary school.

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What our clients say

quote We have a nine year old daughter with cerebral palsy. Finding the right school was the most important part of our relocation. Dean Associates helped us understand what our choices would be and worked tirelessly with the council and local schools to identify a specialist school for our daughter. She is now happily settled. Thank you
J Ranwan, India
quote Trying to find a place in a good state school for our children had been a terrible experience before Dean Associates became involved. They helped us make sense of the endless red tape, worked out what we needed to do to maximise our chances and supported us through the appeals process. At each stage they have been positive and creative in helping us find solutions.
Mike James, Reading
quote Our school in China couldn’t help our son with his university application. Dean Associates helped him identify and prioritise courses, improved his UCAS form and ensured that we only had to pay “home” rather than international fees.
Robert Moss, Shanghai
quote Dean Associates have been wonderful. They listened hard and quickly grasped what we were looking for and have helped us through the journey – finding schools with spaces, setting up appointments and facilitating the admissions process. We couldn’t be happier.
Mary Petersen, New York.