British School Advisory – Selection Process and Admissions

The advantages of working with Meridian British Education Services for your UK Education Plan

We are an official 'Appointed and Authorised Consultancy' for a number of high quality British Independent Schools and Colleges for their China representation, and managing the student admissions process

Our Comprehensive Education Service

Britian's Elite Independent Schools
Meridian provide their full service ability that gives the Chinese family a full suite of every requirement that is needed to successfully be offered a place at one of Britain’s top schools.  We provide experienced Boarding and Day school consultancy to find the correct and most appropriate schools. We advise and assist in selecting the most suitable from all the best Independent schools throughout the whole of the UK.

This is a customised service for parents and starts with us understanding full details, the English ability and academic level along with all interests of the student candidate which assists us in drawing up a 'short list' of the most appropriate school options (and colleges).  This is usually a choice of between 3 and 5. Our UK team has ongoing discussions during this process with all schools that have been selected in the 'long list' developed first.


Meridian manage a growing number of UK Independent schools’ for their relationships with families in China, and also arrange meetings & presentations by them during their visits. Some visit on an annual basis and we are working with more to do the same.


Day Schools
We work with high quality Day Independent Schools with Home-stay options which provides a lower cost of UK education for families. We can arrange Guardians as required - see separate section: British Guardianship (in top menu).

Sixth Form Colleges
We represent several top 6th Form Colleges for 15 yrs old and upwards to gain qualifications and placements to the major universities – Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Imperial College, etc, if Boarding school is not suitable. Both in-house residential or Home-stay options.

Our UK and China Team

Our China team is based in our office in Guangzhou, and provide our contact point for Chinese families throughout China.
CEO Brian Mclean is based in Shanghai, and spends a lot of time also in the UK.


Our UK team is based in our London office, from where we manage most of the application processes and arrangement of Guardianship. We also have a presence in the North of the country.


We also talk at seminars around China supporting law firms and their clients who wish to understand more about British education, as they investigate Tier 1 Visa applications for emigration.