• 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?

    James Leggett, Managing Director

    With 12 years of market research experience, James has helped schools, universities, and education providers both locally and internationally to unlock success.

    As a member of the Market Research Society, James is always on the lookout for the latest innovations and techniques to benefit his clients. He’s a master of adapting and applying them to get the most essential data and information for his clients.

    Not only does James lead his team from the front, but he’s also built an amazing culture of collaboration and transparency. He’s dedicated to providing education clients with the best possible service, offering the most useful, real-world information, analysis and recommendations.

    With his can-do attitude and approachable manner, James makes sure client discussions are both productive and enjoyable! But when he’s not helping his clients, you can find him jamming on his guitar or hitting the road with the MG and Alfa Romeo Car Club. And of course, he always makes time to be a fun-loving dad to his two young children.



    Vera Ixer, Admissions Manager

    Vera has extensive experience working within senior admissions and marketing roles in Prep and senior boarding schools in the UK and has worked with many international families to ensure they achieve their educational goals in the UK.
    She has a background in marketing, mainly in the recruitment industry which spanned over 25 years and included senior roles in large multi-national professional recruitment firms as well as several years recruiting for the British Army. When she’s not supporting families to find their ideal school or university she can be found with her family enjoying travel, dog walks and cooking!


    Pat Moores, UKI Forum Lead

    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.


    Duncan Murphy, Director of Education

    Duncan is an experienced, well-respected educationalist with a successful track-record of leadership and governance in the independent sector. In recent years, Duncan has established an outstanding reputation as a discerning strategic expert with MTM Consulting and has assisted a diverse range of schools about their potential for positive change.

    Current market trends are increasingly seeing Duncan chosen to act as a respected consultant or project manager overseeing strategic change on behalf of senior leaders and Boards of Trustees; using his considerable experience of the independent sector, he can offer credible suggestions as to how a school’s business model can be successfully diversified.

    Duncan espouses that the well-publicised threats to the independent sector can best be addressed by adopting creative and enterprising solutions; consequently, he advocates that although the current climate is an exacting one, it can also be considered as a great opportunity if approached with ambition and care in equal measure.

    Duncan lends huge experience and quality-assurance to the UK Education Guide, and, in parallel with his role at MTM Consulting, ensures that the core business of the UK Education Guide is commensurate with the high expectations of our key stakeholders.


    Jacob Leng, Business Development Executive

    With over three years experience in business development and being around business and consulting his whole life, Jacob is a key member of the UKEG team being responsible for helping organisations obtain better brand recognition and financial growth.






    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.”



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