1. How does your service work?

Our consultancy service is designed to help students and their families find the best private school tailored to their needs, preferences, and aspirations. We offer this service free of charge. Once you reach out to us, we’ll conduct an initial consultation to understand your requirements and preferences. Based on this information, we’ll provide personalized recommendations and guidance to assist you in finding the perfect private school.

2. What types of private schools do you work with?

We work with a wide range of private schools in London and beyond, including day schools, boarding schools, single-sex schools, co-educational schools, international schools, and specialized schools offering various curricula, such as the British curriculum, International Baccalaureate (IB), or other national systems.

3. Do you only cater to families in London?

While we are based in London, we assist families from all over the UK and internationally. Whether you’re located in London, elsewhere in the UK, or abroad, we’re here to help you find the best private school for your child. We have consultants who speak different languages which is normally useful to overseas clients.

4. Is your service truly free?

Yes, our service is completely free of charge for families. We are compensated by the private schools we work with, so there are no fees or hidden costs for parents or students.

5. How do you determine which private school is the best fit for my child?

We take a personalized approach to school placement, considering factors such as your child’s academic abilities, interests, extracurricular activities, location preferences, and any other specific requirements you may have. Our experienced consultants leverage their expertise and knowledge of the private school landscape to provide tailored recommendations that align with your child’s needs and aspirations.

6. Can you help with the admissions process?

Absolutely! We provide comprehensive support throughout the admissions process, including guidance on completing applications, preparing for entrance exams and interviews, understanding admissions requirements, and navigating deadlines.

7. What if we're not satisfied with the schools you recommend?

We strive to ensure that our recommendations meet your expectations and requirements. If you’re not satisfied with the initial recommendations, we’re happy to reassess your preferences and provide additional options until we find the right fit for your child.

8. How do we get started?

Getting started is easy! Simply contact us to schedule an initial consultation. During this consultation, we’ll discuss your needs and preferences in detail, and from there, we’ll begin the process of finding the perfect private school for your child.

9. How does Manara's service differ from other education consultancies?

Manara takes a personalized and holistic approach to school placement, considering not only academic criteria but also your child’s individual interests, personality, and long-term goals. Our team’s deep understanding of the private school landscape, combined with our commitment to providing impartial advice and ongoing support, sets us apart from other consultancies.

10. Can Manara assist with finding scholarships or financial aid for private school tuition?

While Manara primarily focuses on assisting families in finding the best private school for their child, we can provide guidance on scholarship opportunities and financial aid options available at certain schools. We have over the years secured bursaries for clients and our consultants can help you navigate these aspects during the school selection process.

11. What if my child has specific learning needs or requires additional support?

Manara understands the importance of finding a school that can accommodate your child’s unique learning needs. We work with a variety of private schools and Educational Psychologists that offer specialized support services, including learning support, SEN provision, and EAL programs. During our consultations, we’ll discuss your child’s requirements and recommend schools that can provide the necessary support.

12. How long does the school placement process typically take with Manara?

The duration of the school placement process can vary depending on several factors, including your child’s specific requirements, application deadlines, and the availability of school places. Manara strives to streamline the process as much as possible, but we also prioritize finding the right fit for your child rather than rushing through the process.

13. Is Manara's service limited to assisting with secondary school placements, or do you also help with primary school admissions?

Manara specializes in assisting families with secondary school placements for students in Years 6 to university level. However, we recognize the importance of early education and can provide guidance on primary school admissions as part of our comprehensive consultancy service.

14. Can Manara help with finding suitable extracurricular activities or enrichment programs at private schools?

Absolutely! Manara recognizes the value of extracurricular activities and enrichment programs in enhancing students’ overall educational experience. Our consultants can recommend private schools that offer a wide range of extracurricular opportunities, including sports, arts, music, drama, and community service initiatives.

15. How can I stay updated on the progress of my child's school placement with Manara?

Throughout the school placement process, Manara maintains open communication with parents to provide regular updates and feedback. Whether via phone, email, or in-person meetings, we ensure that you are informed and involved every step of the way.

16. Does Manara offer any post-placement support or follow-up services?

Yes, Manara is committed to providing ongoing support to families even after the school placement process is complete. Whether you have questions about settling into a new school, transitioning to a different academic level, require private tuition or student mentoring services or exploring additional educational opportunities, our team is here to assist you.
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