Schools in

the UK

If you are based in Asia and considering a school in the UK, we can help. Whether applying for the usual entry points of 11, 13 or 16 or not...

United Kingdom

Searching for a best-fit school in the UK doesn’t need to be stressful!

Top Schools is for you if you are a parent wanting the best education for your children, yet find the process of searching for information confusing, frustrating and stressful.

Where schools own websites often lack consistency and transparency, we make it easy to search, compare and share accurate, up-to-date information on schools and save a lot of time and worry.

Top Schools is unique in that we provide extensive, solid factual information to balance our opinions and those of our members.

Our school profiles are based on our research, visits to the schools and parent, teacher and student interviews. Many school profiles are verified by the schools directly and they have the authority to edit and update all content, except the initial description which remains impartial and is written by Top Schools staff.  

Get our Expert Advice | Standard Consultation HK$2,800

Our standard consultations include:

  • Overview of educational systems in UK: state, grammar and independent sectors

  • Advice specific to independent sector: location, gender, boarding, pastoral care, assessments

  • Analysis of parents’ & child’s needs: questionnaire & meeting(s)

  • A Cognitive Ability Test used as a first screener by most UK schools (similar to CAT4 or UKiset)

  • Detailed report on potential good fit schools including a review of its size, academic options

  • Application guide including strategy, key dates and procedures

When you work with us you can save on application and assessment fees*

We have negotiated fee waivers for a number of UK schools and many of the schools we work with will NOT require a UKiset test.

In recent placements, our clients have secured offers from Rugby, Sedbergh, Stonar and Oundle.

If you are considering a UK school for August 2021, it's not too late to apply, complete assessments and receive an offer.

Schedule a standard consultation with us for just HK$2,800.

The Top Schools Difference

Our services are entirely personalised fully flexible to accommodate each client’s unique requirements

We have verifiable, in-depth knowledge of the UK education system (independent & state); we make recommendations based on fact, not hearsay or personal opinion!

We maintain good relationships with schools, parents and other stakeholders 

We are focused, and small enough to deliver a personal service

We have a 100% success rate for school placements

We are completely independent education experts

We work with parents and clients to develop a strategic, realistic and flexible approach to choosing a school and having that school choose your child!

Our consultants speak native English. We do have English-Chinese translation/interpretation capability if needed.

UK Schools

The UK has a confusing variety of schools to choose from.

In the UK we consider all 2000+ private schools - full boarding, flexi boarding, day and

homestay, plus state schools covering children aged 3 to 18. 

State Schools


Independent Schools: Day Schools



& Wales


Independent Schools: Boarding Schools


The Transition: From an International School in Asia to an Independent School in the UK

We feel that knowledge of BOTH the departure school and the destination school puts us in the strongest position possible to recommend best fit school.

BNO 5+1

This special visa allows BNO holders and their dependents to enter the UK as a family, and provide a 5-year residence permit during which they can work or study. After 5 years, they can apply for permanent status, and then they can apply for a residence permit one more year after that.

Apply for 2021/22 now! 

It’s best to begin looking for a school about 18 months before enrolment, but late applications can still be placed.

Your first step is to contact us so we can begin learning more about what you are looking for, and then create a customised plan just for you. GET IN TOUCH

Marianne Moore

Senior Consultant, UK

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