Case Study : Relocation

A corporate relocation, the Miller family were moving from Moscow to London with two sons – the older needing to manage the formal 11+ into the English school system, the younger for an occasional place.

For the older child, we identified a range of schools as possible options – short-listing to provide both a Plan A and safe Plan B. Benchmarking his academic level, we then worked with the family to provide a tutoring solution to fully prepare him for the exams and interview.

Once he had secured a place (in his Plan A school), we then helped the younger child obtain a place in an outstanding local state school, working with the family to create a strategy to maximise their chances of obtaining a place and communicating with the school and the local authority as to where places were most likely to arise.

Mrs Miller said, “It was a complex move and we needed to consider both state and private options and working on very short deadlines. The team at Dean Associates took control of the situation, providing both timely and accurate insight and the legwork of the school search and exam prep. Great service that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.”

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.