The English Education


Partnerships, Associates and Consultants

We are delighted to have partnered with a range of industry experts to help provide the very best service to our students and schools


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Keystone Tutors

Founded in London in 2007 by Will Orr-Ewing, Keystone Tutors is an organisation that is defined by its professionalism. Based in London and available online to families around the world, Keystone is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations.; the tutors they represent are dedicated professionals with proven track records in the UK’s most competitive entrance and national exams. They help their students to perform at their best, building long-term academic resilience and life-long intellectual curiosity and are delighted to work alongside The English Education’s client families.

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Select Visa Services

Select Visa Services’ aim is to offer a comprehensive solution to all Visa advice needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable team strive to deliver a personal and stress-free service that will offer the best possible customer experience. Keeping clients informed of their applications progress from start to finish is a key component of what we do, so this service continues after an application has been submitted. Our fast and efficient team of experienced OISC registered advisors will provide The English Education clients with a service that offers exceptional value for money and the highest level of customer service.

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Cambridge Guardian Angels

Julia Evans leads CGA (Cambridge Guardian Angels), a leading independent provider of guardianship services for international students attending or planning to attend UK schools. Based in Cambridge, they work with a network of carefully selected colleagues to cover all areas of the UK providing dedicated, professional and caring guardianship services and are delighted to partner with The English Education. Cambridge Guardian Angels’ aim is to always provide the highest possible standard of support and customer service for parents, students and schools. Being fully AEGIS accredited, CGA provides bespoke and flexible services, tailoring care to meet each individual student's needs. Typically these services cover: Safeguarding protection and support; Pastoral Care; and Administrative Services, including attending school parent-teacher meetings and arranging host family stays for short and mid-term breaks

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HSBC

The English Education, as advisors of choice to HSBC, offers bespoke support to HSBC Global Home& Away Privilege Programme and HSBC Premier Privileges Programme clients. The English Education works alongside HSBC clients from all parts of the world, offering expert advice as families look to place their children in the right and most suitable boarding school in the UK. With HSBC Global clients on all continents, The English Education looks forward to placing children from both established and new markets who are looking for a gold standard education. Learn more. 

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Alastair Montgomery - Lead Assessment Consultant

The English Education’s Lead Assessment Consultant is the Former Director of UKiset (2014 – 2020) and senior director at the world’s oldest education consultancy firm, Gabbitas. Alastair was responsible for launching UKiset back in 2014 by working closely with assessment companies, Cambridge Assessment and the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) in developing entrance testing for independent schools. As well as designing and leading on The English Education’s unique Learner Profile Assessment, he is managing director of INTAC, an international network of test centres providing professional examination services for a range of assessments. Previously, Alastair worked in specialist learning centres for cognitive processing and SEND assessments, and as an assistant housemaster in a UK boarding school.

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James Barnes

James is well-placed to offer advice and support to schools and parents about a range of UK educational matters. He has managed and delivered significant projects on behalf of governing bodies, with a particular emphasis upon school improvement as a result of his relentless focus upon helping schools to achieve excellence in all they do. 

Having worked in senior and preparatory schools for nearly thirty years, James’ career encompassed Headship at three preparatory schools; over eighteen years he moved from the tranquil waters of a boarding school of seventy boys to a co-educational day and boarding school of five-hundred.  With his deep knowledge of the trends, the people and the teaching and learning environment in the UK school sector, James also offers superb direction regarding school placement for children of all ages. James is a qualified inspector and appraiser, and has sat on IAPS Council, the IAPS Membership and Inspections Committees and is the IAPS representative on the Independent Schools Council Community Service Committee. 

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Julian Whiteley

Julian has a wide-ranging consultant brief at Constellation Group. As a result of his experiences in educational management and leadership, he is well qualified to offer guided strategic planning, whole school reviews, advice on the development of new and established schools, interviews for candidates for school leadership position, as well as Headteacher and Senior leadership coaching and performance reviews. Julian works with educators and business leaders all over the world and his strong international background ensures he that his professionalism and ability to solve problems and offer solutions is much in demand. 

Having taught and led departments in UK schools, Julian’s senior leadership experiences included a time as a Deputy Head in Brazil, Headship of a leading UK co-educational day and boarding school and an extensive period as Head and Chief Executive Officer at United World College of South East Asia, Singapore. He was the Founding Head of the United World College Thailand and remains heavily involved in educational governance and is a regular speaker at international education conferences.

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David Hawkins

David is Constellation Group’s lead consultant for all university application matters. He offers specialist and expert advice on finding the right university, as well as helping families as they consider as broad range of higher education issues. David has worked with students based in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia as they apply to universities all over the world. David works with young people and their parents, creating a shortlist of ‘best fit’ universities and he the advises and plans the onward strategy for selected university applications. 

David is a member of the International Association for College Admission Counselling, an affiliated consultant to the Council of International Schools and a supporting member of the Council of British International Schools. He is the only person in England to hold professional membership of the gold-standard US organisation, IECA, and is the only independent university consultant in the world to hold all four of these memberships. 

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Richard Judd

Richard is Constellation Group’s lead consultant for all UK university application matters. As a former head of careers and university guidance he offers independent, bespoke, advice and support. Working for fifteen years in UK boarding schools means that Richard has helped many UK based, expat and international families successfully navigate the UK university application process and has up to date knowledge of UK university life and the factors which help create a successful university experience. 

Having also worked in both UK state comprehensive and grammar schools he has wide experience of advising students taking both traditional academic pathways and those taking more vocational routes. Using a combination of meetings and online tools Richard creates a personal academic profile for each student which is then used to identify ‘best fit’ university courses. With over 50,000 undergraduate courses available at more than 395 UK providers it makes sense to seek expert support.  

Richard is a member of the International Association for College Admission Counselling.