International Services

International Services

We offer international services as we know that the British education system is unique and can appear complicated. Our team at Athena advises and assists overseas students trying to integrate into the British education system.



Choosing Schools


Athena has a thorough understanding of the British education system, especially British independent schools. We have excellent connections with top private and boarding schools, and provide tailored advice for parents seeking an ideal school for their child, or children.


Our experience in the education system means we are able to provide the best advice for school choice, taking into account schools’ qualities including academic attainment across a range of subjects, sporting prowess, musical facilities, competition for places, fee levels, and other extra-curricular needs.


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, taking into academic attainment across a range of subjects, sporting prowess, musical facilities, competition for places, fees, and other extra-curricular needs.


When we advise families, we begin by meeting with the student, or learning about them remotely via video call 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 standard 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.


For a light-hearted and intimate view of the experiences at some top schools, take a look at our Schools Review Page to see some of our tutors experiences.


Ongoing support


Once placed at a school, we also provide extra lessons (for instance, in English as a Foreign Language), helping our students to achieve in lessons, to communicate with friends, and to enjoy the rich extra-curricular opportunities available to them.


We also have extensive connections with host families and guardians for students coming to the UK unaccompanied. Our students come from countries across the world, including China and Hong Kong, continental Europe, the United States.



Just call 0208 133 6284 or contact us via email on the contact form below