New service for agents and UK boarding schools

26, February, 2015

A new filtering platform has been launched to connect UK boarding schools and study centres with agents worldwide and simplify the admission process for international students.

An agent dashboard example from the new Which British Schools filtering platform

The Which British School (WBS) platform provides a means of getting both British and international students aged seven-to-17 years old in front of a wider audience of schools in order to find the right school for each child, said Co-Founder, Jennifer Britton.

WBS matches students registered on the site by agents with schools whose criteria they meet. Interested schools will engage with the students’ agents and applications will continue as normal, with full commissions still paid to agents by the institutions.

Britton said, “For far too long the placement of students into British boarding schools has been a time-consuming and costly process. Which British School facilitates schools, with availability, to approach students that are suitable candidates and looking for a school in their area, ensuring both parties’ criteria are matched.”

Highlighting the potential benefit to agents, Britton said, “Educational agents and consultants from around the globe will use the platform to showcase their students to a wide array of schools in order to find the best ‘fit’ school for them without having to spend hours calling round schools to check availability; and schools deal only with suitable candidates, saving everyone valuable time.”

The website also provides a clearing service for schools that find themselves with availability in September. “Last-minute and problematic placements no longer need to be a strain on resources, because Which British School provides a fast and efficient way of finding a British boarding school with availability, no matter what time of year it is,” said Britton.

Britton told StudyTravel Magazine that the WBS platform had been designed to integrate with the different business models that agents have for working with UK independent schools including: agents that already have several school partners; companies that have difficulty in placing students; agents looking to expand the portfolio of schools they work with; and agents that handle late enquiries.

To register more than one student, an agent must set up an account and create a profile. An annual subscription fee of UK£188 (US$291) includes registration of the first 10 students, with fees paid for every 10 students registered thereafter. Agents should contact Which British School for introductory offers. 



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