Academic Families works with more than 450 schools throughout the UK, and we have become experts at matching children to the right boarding school for them in order to ensure each student thrives.
We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
Strathallan School in Perthshire, Scotland.
Strathallan School was founded in 1913 and welcomes students from the ages of 7 to 18. The school is found in the picturesque Perthshire countryside, around one hour north of capital city Edinburgh. At Strathallan, a combination of tradition and innovation is key, and the school strives to create a nurturing and caring learning environment.
Strathallan maintains an excellent reputation in sport. For example, the school has centres of excellence for both swimming and rugby. In particular, their rugby coaching and facilities are among the best in the country. Alongside their partnership with Scottish Rugby, the school runs a Talented Athlete Programme which aims to support pupils competing at regional, national and international level. From professional coaching and exceptional facilities to providing emotional and mental support, Strathallan is well equipped to nurture students looking to pursue a career in sports.
Academic families took the time to understand my child and her needs and help us choose a school where she is the most comfortable! The pastoral care is outstanding as well as everything else. Strathallan may seem far to the ‘normal’ Kenyan where London seems to be their base. But don’t underestimate Scotland and its warmth - it will by far out-weigh London. Academic Families made us see this!
Chetal Patel, mother, Kenya
We offer honest advice to help you find the best UK school for your child.
Our team provides exactly the kind of support for your child that we would want if we were sending our children overseas, and in fact, all of our staff have direct, personal experience with boarding schools.
We visit schools regularly and know them inside and out – the atmosphere they offer, the academic and social environment your child will be in - so we know where your child will fit in best.
Choosing the best education for your child leads many families to consider British schools and universities. However, it is not an easy decision to make.
Our team works hard to understand the needs and strengths of your child, match them to the UK boarding school best suited to their needs, and support them throughout their time in the UK.
Academic Families has personal and professional experience with boarding schools. Many of our staff attended boarding schools themselves when they were young or have worked in them. We have all lived overseas and most of us are mothers, so we understand how important it is to find the very best education for every child no matter where that might be in the world.
From our headquarters in Edinburgh to our local staff across the UK, our team regularly visits hundreds of British schools. Our excellent knowledge of the UK education system, accreditation by the Boarding School Association (BSA) and certification from the British Council means we understand UK boarding education from the inside and out, and know how to ensure the best education for each child.
In addition, our guardianship service has been Gold accredited by AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) since 2016 and also by the BSA, so you know, with Academic Families, you're guaranteed to have the best local support anywhere in the UK.
Moreover, our team are trained MHFA Mental Health First Aiders so we are qualified to support our students with any wellbeing and mental health concerns.
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