Our Vision, Approach & Values

From tutoring to consultancy, our ethos underpins our commitment to helping pupils achieve their ambitions through bespoke education journeys.

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Where we’re going

We believe that every child is individual and our specialist teams work with you to access the very best education experience to achieve their goals and ambitions. The demand for Carfax services and approach is truly global. Markets in many countries are ready to accommodate a Carfax presence.

Future plans for Carfax expansion are based on a measured growth strategy and include taking the Carfax approach and brand to new locations worldwide, whilst continuing to provide the best education expertise with no compromise on academic excellence.

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Carfax Approach

We take a student-centric approach and act in the best interest of our clients

We treat every client as an individual and offer a bespoke service based on their individual needs and ambitions. The essence of the Carfax Approach is in that each pupil has their potential and a corresponding optimal educational outcome that they are capable of. It is the job of the teacher to help them realize their potential to the full and achieve that optimal outcome. Without fail. Without compromise.

Our Defining Values

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Tradition

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Trust

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Adaptability

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Personalisation

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Innovation

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Curiosity

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Carfax Education Story

At the heart of the City of Oxford, the four roads leading from the old city gates form an ancient crossroads. This gave birth to the name ‘Carfax’, derived from the Latin quadric-furcus, literally ‘four-forked junction’. Given that the first Carfax business, Carfax Consultants, was providing guidance to those facing educational choices at ‘crossroads’ in their lives, this was adopted as the title of the company.

In 1610 a fountain was placed in Carfax, sourced by the Carfax Conduit, which channelled fresh water to the citizens of Oxford from its source in the surrounding hills. This fountain has been chosen as the company’s symbol, as it embodies all its values; Carfax College in Oxford, situated close to this ancient site, stands as a fountain of knowledge, with its source in one of most eminent academic foundations in the world.

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Carfax leadership team

The main strength of Carfax is in the excellent staff and outstanding teachers that it is fortunate to have brought together. Currently over 50 members of staff work in various Carfax businesses and offices with over 400 tutors and teachers teaching Carfax pupils around the world. Listed in the alphabetical order below are some of the senior members of staff leading the Carfax group, its businesses, and overseas offices.

News & events

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What is the Value of Maths?

You will always find takers for mathematics and its significance in life, right from your teachers all the way up to the government. However, students continue to dodge the subject, perennially questioning the usefulness of infinite equations. When you factor in the increased difficulty level, it all adds to being a wildly unpopular option among many students.

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The Value of Independent Learning for Academic Development

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Year 12 - Now Is The Time To Start Thinking About University

It's never too early to begin thinking about university! If you are currently in Year 12, it is worth reflecting that by this time next year your university applications should have already been submitted. Furthermore, if you are applying to Oxford University or Cambridge University, or wish to study Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, the application deadline for 2024 entry is 15 October 2023 - only 9 months away! At this point, finishing school and starting university may seem a long way off, but the time will pass very quickly - so we advise you to use this time wisely and take advantage of the remainder of this academic year to do lots of research so you can make confident choices when the time comes.

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International School Parent Magazine: International Student Demand for the UK's Elite Universities

According to the UK’s University Central Admissions System (UCAS), for 10% of international students, the dream of studying abroad starts before their 11th birthday. In UCAS data released this year, international applications are predicted to rise by 46% to 208,500 by 2026, so the landscape will continue to be highly competitive.

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