What is our school search service?

We know that there are few things more important than ensuring your children get the best education in their new home, but we also know that finding the perfect school in a new country or location can be overwhelming.

It’s not as easy as looking at the highest-rated schools and picking the top result. You need to find the school that best serves your child’s personal educational requirements. Take the stress out of moving schools with our School Search Service. We work to filter school searches based on your child’s individual needs.

Find out more about how we can help with your school search by getting in touch with us via email at: moveme@santaferelo.com.

How does it work?

Our school search service is uniquely designed around the needs of your family. Whether you’re moving locally, within your own country, moving abroad or specifically looking for an international school in your new destination, we can help.

While all our school searches are tailored to your family, they all include the following services as standard:

  • A detailed needs analysis, personalised to your family.
  • Overview and explanation of your destination country’s school system.
  • School comparisons and shortlist to help you narrow down your choice.
  • Guidance throughout the process from administration to acceptance.
  • Setting up interviews with schools.
  • Assistance with school registration.

School search FAQs

  • What should I look for when choosing a new school?
    When picking a new school, parents often prioritise the curriculum, class size, school rankings and location. But what is more important to your family is completely dependent on your priorities and needs of your child.
  • What should I look for when choosing an international school?
    The curriculum is the most important factor when moving abroad, and that’s entirely dependent on the location. Generally, the International Baccalaureate is a common curriculum for many international schools, but some also offer English or American curricula. We aim to match you to a school which offers a continuation of the curriculum your child is currently on.
  • What about fees and costs?
    This is a personal consideration with many factors to consider. If you’re relocating abroad for business purposes, it’s worth checking whether your employer offers financial aid for schooling. If you’ve made the personal decision to move abroad, be prepared for high fees at international schools and top independent schools. It’s beneficial to have a good understanding of the costs and process involved in school enrolment in your new area before you move.
  • Is it easy to apply to an international/private school?
    Like school fees, applications vary considerably by school and location. Many schools won’t accept applications if it’s already part of the way through the academic year, so it’s important to make a note of the application deadlines for your preferred schools ahead of your move.

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Whether you are moving locally or internationally we are here to help you. Get in touch now to speak with one of our consultants.


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