“Our tutor was highly knowledgeable about the schools and various curriculums and she was always punctual and highly communicative. She definitely exceeded our expectations and made great progress with our son.”

Mother, Dubai

“The family is extremely proud that our grandson has been admitted into one of the best public schools in England. A very big thanks from all of us.”

Grandfather, Pakistan

Team & Ethos

“Thanks to you for your support and finding us such great tutors, and especially for finding new ones quickly when we needed them. We would certainly recommend you to anyone!”

 
Mother, London

News & Events

“Thank you for the amazing job you did with my daughter – she really found your input immensely helpful, reassuring and very much enjoyed meeting you and working with you.”

 
Mother, London
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FAMOUS OXONIANS

Dating back to the 11th Century, the University of Oxford is the oldest University in the English speaking world. With a strong tradition of international scholarly links, gifted men and women from ...
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FAMOUS OXONIANS

Dating back to the 11th Century, the University of Oxford is the oldest University in the English speaking world. With a strong tradition of international scholarly links, gifted men and women from ...
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RICHMOND

WHY LIVE HERE?  Richmond and its shops, theatres and glorious green spaces nestle on a curve of the River Thames. A pretty area where town meets country, residents find it hard to leave once they’ve ...
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EXAM PREPARATION: REVISION TIPS

The run up to exam season can feel very daunting: so many subjects, so little time. However, the key to surviving any exams, whether they are your GCSEs, A-Levels or University Finals, is to have ...
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A NURSERY FIT FOR A PRINCESS

This is a big year for the two-and-a-half-year-old Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. In April, her family will welcome her younger sibling – a big deal for any child. Plus, looking super smart in a ...
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FAMOUS CAMBRIDGE ALUMNI

The 800-year-old University of Cambridge has educated many notable figures, including 98 Nobel Laureates, 15 British Prime Ministers and 10 Fields medalists, the highest honour for mathematicians. ...
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KENSINGTON

WHY LIVE HERE?  For generations, Kensington has been an upscale, cosmopolitan and sought after part of London. With stately Victorian buildings and imposing embassies sprawling away from the Jacobean ...
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OXBRIDGE SPORTING RIVALRY

The rivalry between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge dates back to a time when they were the only two universities in the United Kingdom. Collectively known as ‘Oxbridge’, they have many ...
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CHELSEA

WHY LIVE HERE?  Chelsea is synonymous with London’s swinging sixties. In those days of free love and flower power, the world’s most fashionable artists, musicians and models thronged to the area. Its ...
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HAMPSTEAD

WHY LIVE HERE?  Hampstead has long been known for its liberal, intellectual, artistic, literary and musical associations – and for the mind-blowingly massive heath that is London’s largest ancient ...
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FESTIVE FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Christmas markets, Santa’s grottos and ice skating rinks are popping up all over London. The Christmas lights are twinkling and the Holland Park team is feeling festive. Here are our top choices for ...
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11+ PREPARATION

With the 11+ Examinations just around the corner, a parent may wonder how they can best prepare their son/ daughter for this demanding process. A child who is overly-tired due to completing practice ...
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NOTTING HILL

WHY LIVE HERE?  As downtown Manhattan is to New York and Montmartre is to Paris, so Notting Hill is to London. Cosmopolitan, cultured, yet cosy – this west London enclave is a magnet for urbane young ...
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STOCKING FILLERS

To provide you with some inspiration for stocking fillers, we asked the Holland Park team which children's books they would recommend. These include some of our childhood favourites as well as books ...
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THE PERFECT PERSONAL STATEMENT

Writing the Personal Statement has become an artform – universities know that students approach this element of their application in a formulaic way and there are various key areas that they expect ...
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WHAT IS THE POINT OF POETRY?

Have you ever read The Iliad by Homer? Or William Blake’s The Tiger? What about Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley?
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SURVIVING THE FIRST TERM

Starting nursery, primary or secondary school can be a challenging transition. Here are some top tips from teachers and educational experts to help you make the change as smooth as possible. 
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TOP TIPS FOR FRESHERS

Going to university can be incredibly exciting and a little daunting. We asked the Holland Park team what they wish they had known when starting university and here are their top tips:
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KENT COLLEGE'S GREATEST GRADUATES

Kent College Dubai opened its doors in August last year. The aim is that this school will not merely be a franchise of its sister school, Kent College Canterbury, but rather a second campus, with ...
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NLCS NOTABLE ALUMNAE

North London Collegiate School (UK) has been turning out independent young women with drive and confidence since it was founded in 1850. The school places such an emphasis on academic excellence, ...
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FAMOUS CRANLEIGH ALUMNI

Since its launch in 1865 as a school for the sons of local Surrey farmers, Cranleigh has become a leading, co-educational, day and boarding school. Now its sister establishment, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, ...
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A PRE-PREP FIT FOR A PRINCE

Prince George, he of the perfect outfits, gorgeous side parting and cheeky grin, turns four next month (July 22nd) – which means that he will start “big school” in September. While his family lived ...
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FAMOUS REPTON ALUMNI

Established in Dubai in 2007, Repton School combines 21st-century vision with traditional values. Its mission is to become “the leading boarding and day school in the Middle East, with a reputation ...
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FAMOUS BRIGHTON COLLEGE ALUMNI

The first Brighton College International School opened in Abu Dhabi in 2011. Its aim was – and is – to replicate the outstanding success and innovative approach of Brighton College UK, the ...
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BOARDING SCHOOLS ALUMNI

There are countless reasons why you might send your child to a public school in the UK. It could be in pursuit of academic excellence or for the chance to make lifelong friendships or for beautiful ...
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LONDON DAY SCHOOLS ALUMNI

There are countless reasons why you might send your child to a public school in the UK. It could be in pursuit of academic excellence or for the chance to make lifelong friendships or for beautiful ...
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FAMOUS NAMES IN FASHION

There are countless reasons why you might send your child to a public school in the UK. It could be in pursuit of academic excellence or for the chance to make lifelong friendships or for beautiful ...
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FAMOUS NAMES IN MUSIC

There are countless reasons why you might send your child to a public school in the UK. It could be in pursuit of academic excellence or for the chance to make lifelong friendships or for beautiful ...
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MY EDUCATION: TOM PAKENHAM

Holland Park interviewed Tom Pakenham, Eco Entrepreneur, to find out how his education has influenced his career choice and success.
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MY EDUCATION: RALPH TAYLOR

Holland Park interviewed Ralph Taylor, Art Historian, to find out how his education has influenced his career choice and success.
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MORE VERY BRITISH SPORTS

Here is the second part of our series on the various sports spawned throughout history by British public schools, from the Wall Game to The Olympic Games.
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MY EDUCATION: WILL LANDER

Holland Park interviewed Will Lander, Restaurateur, to find out how his education has influenced his career choice and success.
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MY EDUCATION: EMERALD FENNELL

Holland Park interviewed Emerald Fennell, actress and author, to find out how her education has influenced her career choice.
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PUBLIC SCHOOL SLANG

Since they first opened their doors, public schools across the land have been adding to the Queen’s English with bizarre expressions of their own. A sense of belonging is vital at these institutions ...
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MY EDUCATION: KATHERINE TOZER

Holland Park interviewed Katherine Tozer, Creative Director of Palimpsest, to find out how her education has influenced her career choice.
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MY EDUCATION: OLLY BARRATT

Holland Park interviewed Olly Barratt, broadcast journalist, to find out how his education has influenced his career choice.
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MY EDUCATION: ALEX PAYNE

Holland Park interviewed Alex Payne, Rugby Union presenter for Sky Sports, to find out how his education has influenced his career choice.
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MY EDUCATION: HUGO NATHAN

Holland Park interviewed Hugo Nathan, Art Advisor, to find out how his education has influenced his career choice and success.
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MY EDUCATION: FREDDY GRAY

Holland Park interviewed Freddy Gray, Deputy Editor of The Spectator, to find out how his education has influenced his career choice.
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MY EDUCATION: OLIVER ROSKILL

  Holland Park interviewed Oliver Roskill, film producer, to find out how his education has influenced his career choice and success.
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MY EDUCATION: BRYONY GORDON

Holland Park interviewed Bryony Gordon, journalist, to find out how her education has influenced her career choice and success.
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MY EDUCATION: SAM HOARE

Holland Park interviewed actor, writer, and director, Sam Hoare, to find out how his education has influenced his career choice.
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PRIVATE TUTORING

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MISSING UNIVERSITY OFFERS

Failing to secure your first choice offer is not necessarily the end of your university hopes - provided you have made contingency plans. But to do so, you need to be aware of all the options ...
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PREPARING FOR THE 7+

  It is an inevitable and perhaps unfortunate reality that, as the competition for securing places at the best pre-prep, prep and secondary schools increases, so the respective entrance examinations ...
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VERY BRITISH SPORTS

  Many of us are familiar with the, probably apocryphal, quote by the Duke of Wellington that “the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.” Fewer of us know, though, how many sports ...
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