Choosing Schools

Choosing Schools

Our connections with excellent schools across the United Kingdom give us detailed insights into their strengths and idiosyncrasies. This enables us to optimally match schools with prospective students.


When we advise families, we begin by meeting with the student, or learning about them remotely via Skype or through conversations with parents. We like to learn about their interests, academic attainment, extra-curricular activities and unique strengths. We take this information away, shortlist schools that, in our view, would be a good fit for the child, and discuss potential options with the family. We use personal and professional connections, our own expert tutors, and our own in-house research to inform our advice.


We offer visits for both parents and children to the shortlisted schools. We can attend those visits with you, or leave you to enjoy them, allowing the school to take the lead.


Once you have chosen from the range of institutions we recommend, we provide full support and guidance throughout the application process and beyond, typically preparing students for the chosen school’s entrance exam, if applicable.


Providing tutors to get your child’s abilities up to scratch is a core Athena service. Our tutors teach a wide range of subjects and levels, and are highly experienced with entrance to schools including such as Harrow School, St Pauls School, Eton College, Wellington College.



Just call 0208 133 6284 or contact us at to discuss how we can help.