• About Us

    UK Education Guide’s Values:

    Honesty and transparency in our dealings with schools, universities and families.

    Independence we do not work for any specific school or university and are not swayed in our preferences for any institution over any other. We try very hard to find the best institution for each young person.

    Passionate about education we want every young person to have a wonderful education wherever they live.



    To provide international families with the very best, most relevant, independent and comparable information about UK Education providers to help them make really well informed decisions.


    Who we are?

    Pat Moores, Founder

    Pat has worked in International businesses at Manager and Director level for over 30 years. She has specialised in the Education market for the past 20 years. Her Education work has included working in UK schools alongside supporting various UK & US Universities in a consultancy role as well as in an international student recruitment role. Pat writes regularly for international education publications and champions the needs of international students and their families in the UK Education system. You can  find out more about the team behind UK Education Guide here


    Rafael Garcia-Krailing, Director

    Raf brings recent ‘hands-on’ knowledge and experience of the UK higher education sector. He has recently served two terms as a Governor at the University of Northampton and President of the Students’ Union. Raf was involved in strategic planning and policy development in both a local and international context. Raf speaks fluent Spanish and graduated with an MSc in international business from Warwick Business School whilst continuing his consultancy business, supporting international organisations implement transformational change.


    Sabine Kite, Family Support Manager

    Sabine has over 15 years’ experience of working in education, from independent schools as Bursar to running a very large and successful Language School in Cambridge. Sabine is passionate about education and ensuring everyone gets the absolute max out of education. Sabine has experience of working with overseas parents looking for the right school for their child as well as working with schools who are looking for students that are the right fit for their school. Language Learning is very important to Sabine as she is German and went to boarding school with no prior English knowledge, so she understands the challenges from a student and parents’ point of view.


    Simon Northcote-Green, Education Consultant
    Simon has taught in a number of senior schools and recently retired, from being Deputy Master at Dulwich College, London since 2000. Simon was educated at the Universities of Oxford and Reading and his degree is in Modern History. He played cricket for Oxford and his captain was Imran Khan, the current Prime Minister of Pakistan. After graduating, he worked as a teacher in Kenya as a member of Voluntary Service Overseas before joining the staff at Marlborough College in Wiltshire UK in 1982. He moved to Phillips Academy, Andover USA in 1987 and spent several summers there. Simon has also worked as an ISI inspector and since his retirement has held consultancy positions in the UK and in China.


    Jacqui Northcote-Green, Education Consultant
    Jacqui is a graduate of Durham University and she started her teaching career at Woldingham School and has worked for over 20 years in a number of top independent schools, including; Dulwich College, City of London School for Girls and St Mary’s Calne. Her experience at two girls’ schools as Head of Sixth Form and Assistant Head saw her preparing students for university applications, in both an academic and pastoral capacity. She has been involved in school admissions processes at all levels of entry. Jacqui still loves teaching Modern Foreign Languages and Recently Jacqui has been working as an education consultant, supporting international students of all ages with their school applications.

    Why was the site developed?

    We have years of experience working in the UK education system and this was the starting point for our original site University.Guide

    However, the reasons why we developed the site run much deeper. We have all been involved in helping family members make complex decisions about where best to study in the UK.

    We recognised that a site did not exist that looked at the broad range of factors that family members would need to know to help advise on where best to study. We also recognised that for families overseas the decision about where and when to study in UK is even more complex.

    We appreciate that every family is different and that the decision is not just about cost, but about a lot of things that will be specific to each prospective applicant. This is why the site offers a pathway from aged 11 upwards.

    The information provided is completely impartial, comparable, and taken from approved sources – often government web sites.

    We hope that the site really helps inform the right decisions for each family that visits UKEducationGuide.com


    Additional help
    We are also happy to independently advise families, if possible, about the education decisions that are uniquely right for their families.
    Please visit Our Services page for more information-follow this link

    Family feedback…

    Here is what the Mannan family from Saudi Arabia says about our support:

    “I will take this opportunity to thanks to you and your team for the excellent support you extended to secure admission for my son and daughter in UK University & Best boarding school respectively. UK Education Guide has really exceeded my expectations in delivering a great, independent service to my family. Responses to requests for information are always received very promptly and I have always been 100% certain Pat (Director) and her team have my family’s best interests at heart. I am very pleased to recommend the site’s services to any family considering a UK education for their child, the site has lots of useful information for families to refer to and the independence of site ensures that there is never a doubt that suggestions are made to benefit the family, not UK Education Guide.”

    Feedback from Pria and Shashi in Malaysia

    “I would like this opportunity to thank Pat for her guidance and help to ensure my daughter’s entry to the 6th form in UK. She was very detailed and prompt in response to all our queries. We have just returned from enrolling our daughter and were pleased that the school was beyond our expectations. Thank you!”

    Feedback from Sahara in Hong Kong

    “Pat, we are very pleased with the services (UK Education Guide) rendered and the results achieved. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you very much.”

    Feedback from Annette in Brazil

    “It all worked out. I would like to thank you once again for your assistance, selecting the school and preparing him. If it wasn’t for you, he wouldn’t be in the UK now, starting this new period in his life.”