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About Us

Who we are and how do we work?

Best Boarding Schools is a global London based boarding schools placements consultancy. We specialise in selecting the best independent boarding schools and state boarding schools. We are presenting on this site some of the top boarding schools. It is not the full list of schools we work with. Please make an enquiry about your boarding school search. Please give us the details and we will be able to support your boarding school application process, including testing. We also will arrange to send out the boarding schools brochures. We are here to help. You will not be disapointed. 

Your child needs and interests are most important to us! We are assisting parents to choose the best boarding schools in England, United States, Switzerland and many other countries.

Our consultancy is FREE of charge!

Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all countries and their educations/visa systems and extensive research on the world’s top boarding schools Best Boarding Schools assists parents to help them find the best residential education solution for their child.


We see what parents are looking for.

We propose a shortlist of international boarding schools meeting these expectations. We help you to make the final decision!

We get the school reports, teachers evaluations, agree dates for school visits, exams or Skype interviews, help with exam preparation, find tutors, find the right English or other language courses /summer programmes if needed, assist families with transport and advice while in UK on school visit, find guardians and host families, help students in any way while there are in UK.

Our Educational Parent Advisors have a thorough knowledge of local education systems and will help you in finding guardian and hosting family for times when school is closed for holidays and some friendly assistance is needed. Let us help you choose the best residential schools in a changing and competitive world!

We speak English, Chinese, Arabic, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and other languages.

How does the boarding school application process work?

When we receive your enquiry form, our Educational Parent Advisors will contact you to clarify important information about your daughter or son.

You will be asked to give us the necessary details – names, date of birth, and gender – so we can see what year group your child needs to apply for. We also need the information about the academic, sport, music and arts preferences of the child.  You fill in a proforma, which helps you to tell us all details about your child's profile.

We also need to know what is the level of language proficiency presented by your child. Many bilingual top boarding schools require a good level of one language knowledge together with another which can be improved whilst studying at the boarding school.

If the level of language proficiency is too low we will advise either International Study Center registration for some time or attending our recognized summer or winter junior language courses.

We will need to see the school reports, reviews and teacher/school references, together with a personal statement written by the student. This personal statement or CV written by the student plays an important role in finding more about your child and school often want to have a look at it.

We will then search for schools that meet your preferable criteria, and will send the school profiles we think you may like for you to read through and digest.

If you have any questions about the schools at this point, our Educational Parent Advisors will be delighted to assist you by phone or email. When you are happy with the school choice, we do ask that you return to Best Boarding Schools with the application form to apply for a place at the school, so that we can continue to assist you further with the application process.


What next??

You will then receive a school registration form to complete and pay for (the international student registration fee costs between 100 and 1000 GBP) paid directly to the chosen school. At this stage, the majority of schools will require an entry testing to be completed.

This can be done overseas, or at the student’s current school. Some schools will agree for a Skype interview and will send their exam papers to be completed by e-mail.  Some schools agree that we can evaluate your child capabilities!

Sometimes the student will be invited to visit the school abroad and be interviewed. Your child can register at any number of independent schools on your shortlist.

Once you have registered, your child has been tested and an offer made, a deposit is required to accept and secure the place. This is generally one term’s school fees, plus one term’s school fees to be paid by the first day of term. Deposits are refunded at the end of a student’s schooling, less any money outstanding on your account and assuming that proper notice has been given. Some boarding schools will want a year school fees to be paid upfront to speed up the visa application process. You will also need to cover the cost of medical insurance.


Your child is now admitted to boarding school in your chosen destination.

Best Boarding Schools are pleased to offer further services during your child schooling such as learning English and other languages via summer programmes, summer boarding camps and courses, guardian and home stay services, as well as arranging for additional private tutors, airport pickup and visits logistics etc.


Our Team

Margaret Kos is an owner and a UK Boarding Schools Placement Consultant at Best Boarding Schools and a global mobility expert with more than 20 years experience working with the international community. She has been Management Consultant for several top education consultancies, has worked for the EU and national governments. She speaks English and has travelled extensively in Europe, America and Asia on International Business consultancy projects. She is based in London, UK.

Julie Wang is UK and Europe School Placement Consultant at Best Boarding Schools with an extensive knowledge of European and Asian cultures. Julie enjoyed growing up in China. Julie speaks English and Chinese. Her keen interest in education and her personal experience as well as visits to schools all around Europe has given her the ability to offer bespoke consultancy regarding top boarding schools for most prestigious clientele. She is based in London, UK.

Christopher White is US Boarding Schools Placement Consultant at Best Boarding Schools with an extensive knowledge of American and Asian cultures. Chris has lived iin the US and Asia and has worked for many years for International Education consultancies. He helps students to choose their schools in the US and assists families on their visits to schools all around the US and Canada. He has worked for many prestigious clientele from the Middle East, LaTam countries and Asia. Speaks English, Russian and some Chinese. Chris is based in New York, USA.

Alexander Lefèvre is Canada Boarding Schools Placement Consultant at Best Boarding Schools with a great experience of assisting international families. Alex has lived in Japan, Australia and New Zealand before moving to Canada. He has worked for International Education consulting business. Alex helps students with their admissions in Canada and assists families on their visits to schools all around the US and Canada. He has worked for elite clients from the Middle East, LaTam countries and Asia. Speaks English and French. Alex is based in Vancouver, Canada.

Gavin Ferrari is Swiss Boarding Schools Placement Consultant at Best Boarding Schools with great experience of assisting elite families in search for their schools. He helps students to choose their schools in Switzerland and assists families on their visits to schools all around Switzerland, France and Germany. Worked for most prestigious clientele from Middle East and Asia. Speaks English, German, French and some Italian. Gavin is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Teresa Sedano is Spain Boarding Schools Placement Consultant at Best Boarding Schools with great experience of assisting families and students in search for their schools all over the world. Has worked for many years as an English teacher. Theresa helps students to choose their schools in UK, US and Spain and assists families on their visits to schools all around Spain, France and UK. Speaks Spanish and English. Teresa is based in Malaga, Spain.

Peter Hoffmann is Germany Boarding Schools Placement Consultant at Best Boarding Schools. Has worked for many years as a German teacher. Peter helps students to choose their schools in Germany, UK, US, France, Switzerland and assists families on their visits to schools all around the world. Speaks German and English. Peter is based in Cologne, Germany.

Robin Baker is UK Boarding Schools Financial Planner. Robin is a school fees specialist, advising clients on the most efficient way to pay to put their children through private education. His role at Best Boarding Schools is to advice parents and grandparents on best ways to cover the fees for British boarding schools. He works purely and solely in family best interests. Robin is based in London, UK.


Marta Kobierski is UK and Swiss Schools Placements Consultant at Best Boarding Schools, was born in Slovakia and raised in New York. She has lived in Chicago, Lausanne and London, and so has had first-hand experience of relocation with 3 young children and creating a home on a few continents. She speaks English, Russian, Slovak and Polish. Marta is based in London, UK.


David Anderson is an Australian Schools Placement Consultant at Best Boarding Schools. David has lived in the Sydney area for more than 30 years and has extensive experience of boys only education both in the classroom and serving on the boys only boarding schools association board. David holds B.A, B.Ed, Dip TG, Cert of Residential Care M.A.C.E Diplomas and was a Senior Boarding Housemaster Shore School North Sydney between 1994 – 2013. He has been involved with serving as a Vice President of the International Boys' School Coalition. A current Member of the Australian Boarding Schools Association. He speaks English. David is based in Sydney, Australia.

Ana Otano Moreno is a South American Schools Placement Consultant at Best Boarding Schools. Ana is providing education consultancy services in South America. Ana speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian and has lived in a few LatAm countries. Ana is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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