Welcome to JMS Global Consultancy is an education consultancy dedicated to helping pupils and parents find the perfect UK independent day & boarding schools and Online British Schools. In the UK there are over 500 independent day & boarding schools and bespoke online schools, and finding the right one for your child is not a simple task. At JMS Global Consultancy, we are specialists in the UK education system, and we provide impartial advice and the right education expert who will be able to understand your need so you can find the right school for your child.
Our international education consultants will not only help you find the right school but will provide you with close guidance to help you through all the admission applications, admissions tests, entrance exams and the IELTS test. We will also take care of your child in the UK, making sure that they are safe, happy and successful as they pass through the UK education system.
Sophia High School is a leading Online British School, providing exceptional education within a flexible online British International School setting. We are proud to be a 'Google Anywhere' school providing high-quality education online through our leading blended learning approach. Sophia is proud to be working with both the Department for Education on their Online Education Provider Accreditation Scheme for Online Schools UK and the Council of International Schools as one of their recognised online schools.
We work closely with all the best boarding schools in the UK and have a deep understanding of the strengths of all schools. This enables us to find the perfect match for your child's strengths, skills and talents.
We receive many enquiries from families all over the world, and the first step is to arrange a meeting with you to discuss your requirements and outline the school selection and application process.
The UK education system is famous around the world but deciding to study there is just the first step. Choosing the right UK boarding school can seem like a daunting prospect and you may be wondering where to begin, but starting your preparation and planning early will enable you to find the perfect boarding school.
Our UK and international education consultants have a real understanding of all the top-ranking UK boarding schools and will use this knowledge to find you the right match. We provide valuable mentorship and advice to both parents and pupils, to help you with every aspect including finding the right school, admission procedures as well as preparation for interviews and entrance exams.
The student visa application process can be complicated and prospective students will need to pay close attention to our UK and international educational consultants about the visa student application. There are several different visas available and the right one will depend on age and reason for studying. Some visas will depend on the category of courses in the school but in any case, our UK and international education consultants will provide you with the support you need to make a successful application.
All international students living in the UK for more than 6 months must apply for a Tier 4 student visa before their departure. Students aged between 4 and 17 can apply for Tier 4 (Child) student visa, whereas students aged 16 or above can apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa. The type of visa needed depends on the category of courses at the school school. Details can be found in the Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) issued by the school.
To be accepted on any course, your child will need to demonstrate their English proficiency, and this is achieved through the IELTS exam. Our IELTS expert is Dr Jim McCloskey, who has managed teaching programmes for the British Council in Asia and Europe, and at the Royal Holloway, University of London.
Dr Jim McCloskey has trained as an IELTS examiner and worked in Asia, has an RSA Cambridge Diploma in TEFL, an MSc. in English Language Teaching, and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of London.
He is a leadership skills consultant at Imperial College and was formerly Head of English Language Support at Imperial's Business School.
Dr Jim McCloskey provides online IELTS preparation which will help your child reach the standard of English required to study in the UK. Our IELTS preparation course is both effective and engaging, to give your child the best chance of passing.
Joanne is a qualified solicitor and she has diversified experience in advising on various immigration categories (including investor, work visa, student visa, BNO visa, and Citizenship) and residential property services (conveyancing). Joanne advises clients on different languages Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
Joanne has substantial experience in advising business solutions from Start-Ups to listed companies including Fortune 500 companies, as well as high net-worth individuals from the Far East. She worked for more than five years at a leading international law firm and subsequently worked as a Consultant Solicitor at Ernst & Young LLP (EY).
Joanne is able to assist her clients in a unique and comprehensive way, as she can advise on both immigration and residential property matters, providing seamless services for clients who are relocating to the UK. She understands the difficulties of moving to another country. She is able to provide professional advice in an efficient manner and advice in a clear and concise manner.
Dr Jim McCloskey has worked in higher education in the UK with Royal Holloway, University of London and, since 2011, at Imperial College Business School. There, he was Head of English Language and Study Skills Support and designed and delivered Pre-sessional English courses for international students. Jim's a former writing and speaking IELTS examiner.
Dr David Smith is a highly qualified and experienced educationalist based in the United Kingdom. Having been a boarder at an all-boy HMC school, David went on to study at four universities including Cambridge and London. His degrees include a Masters in International Education and a PhD Doctorate in Political History.
Over a 30-year career in education, David has taught History, been a Head of Department, Housemaster, Registrar, Head of International Recruitment and Deputy Headmaster in leading UK independent schools. With experience of teaching IGCSE, A Level and IB, leading Oxbridge preparation and interviewing, David has a detailed understanding of the UK education sector and can help you to select and apply to the right school for your child. With four children who have all been to independent schools and universities in the UK, David can advise both professionally and as a parent having faced the same questions that you are asking with informed and impartial advice about the best option for your child.
Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you have a passion for education and helping international students? As a growing international education consultancy, we are always on the lookout for experienced staff and international school agents. If you are committed to providing the highest quality service for our clients, schools, parents and pupils, we'd like to hear from you.
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