Moving to the UK for professional reasons can be a challenging and exhausting experience wherever the move may take you, particularly when relocating with children and embarking on a UK school search. During the family relocation process, adjustments need to be made for everyone involved and they need to trust that they are making the right decision that will benefit everyone. It is often the case that the location of a new home is chosen following the choice of schooling, essentially the most important factor within the family’s decision making process and having a thorough understanding of how UK schools operate can be invaluable.
Following a recent article in which Garrington Relocation provide advice on how to successfully relocate with children, our experts offer a more in depth description of schools in the UK.
A child’s education is an investment for their future, and when relocating they need to be as happy and settled as possible to ensure they get the most out of their school years.
Children between the ages of 5 and 16 are provided with free schooling facilities in the UK however there is also a large selection of independent fee-paying schools across the country. The type of schooling available to a family in the UK is incredibly varied, ensuring that a suitable school can be found in any area, whether one is looking for a state school, a fee-paying independent school, pre-school or university. It is part of the relocation team’s role to find the best schooling opportunities in a specific area for the Assignee and their children, our relocation team have acted in this way for a number of Assignees, successfully helping relocating professionals and their children find the most suitable facilities.
To gain a thorough understanding of the opportunities that they have to offer, it is possible, in many schools, to arrange meetings with staff and discuss the prospect of enrolling a child, which if necessary, the relocation team can organise for the Assignee to fit in around their schedule. In recent times many schools have been specialising in specific subjects and if your child has very precise preferences, needs or strengths, the time will be taken to source the schools within the area that are most appropriate.
Finding the right school for your child could make the transition into a new area much smoother and remove the stress from the relocation process. Garrington Relocation would be delighted to provide you with any information about UK schools in order to help you and your family relocate.