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Claire Calder Education Consultant

Claire has quite literally, been there:

  • As a pupil: she was educated at a premier UK boarding school in the Cotswolds
  • As a mother: her two children attended prep and senior UK boarding schools
  • As the wife of a British Military officer: 27 years with many overseas postings, including extended periods in Saudi Arabia and Nigeria

As a mother of two children who have attended boarding school from Year 4, Claire has very personal experience of the decisions you are currently considering. Claire’s husband has 36 years experience in the British Army, and, as a family, they have had 16 moves and 4 overseas postings, most recently in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

Claire first considered boarding school for her two children when Edward, at the age of 7, was faced with moving to his fifth school. He was upset to be losing friends again, had started to fall behind in his educational attainment, and was always the new boy in any clubs he joined. Once Claire started on this boarding school journey, she realised how difficult it was to choose settings that best suited the individual needs of her children.

Claire Calder is now an Education Consultant for Military & FCDO and International Families.

“Claire took time to understand our values, subjects that our son wanted to study, co-curricular activities, school geographical setting and school environment. He’s thriving academically, has friends from all over the world and is completing his Duke of Edinburgh Gold. I can’t recommend Claire highly enough.”

Rachel Repper, Head of International Public Sector Amazon Supply Chain.

"It’s been a real privilege to share my experience and support families with this crucial decision" Claire Calder

One to one support is provided every step of the way

Knowing how challenging it can be to narrow down the plethora of school choices has shaped Claire’s work to support families with their own boarding school decisions. Claire’s clients have included international families wanting a British education for their children, UK Military and FCDO staff and families where a corporate role requires a relocation outside of the UK.

At the heart of Claire’s guidance is a child centred approach that recognises the whole family’s needs. Claire works with clients to understand what is important to them and curate choices tailored to their values and circumstances. Claire understands from first hand experience, the complexities and importance of these decisions.

Looking for a 2024 summer course?

Whatever their passion, Claire Calder can help find the best in-person or online course for your child.