Carfax Blog

We share perspectives, stories and ideas in education. Find our latest blog posts written by our educational experts.

28 Nov 2023 3 min read

Featured in The Times: The Country House Schools Being Turned Into Luxury Mansions

In May 2020 the Times Educational Supplement forecast that as many as 30 per cent of the UK’s private schools could face insolvency soon. The grand piles that once taught Princess Diana and Boris Johnson are closing down due to financial difficulties.



21 Nov 2023 3 min read

Official Knowledge Partner for the School Searcher Event

On Tuesday the 14th of November, School Searcher launched an exclusive event, designed for families looking for a secondary school in Dubai.



13 Nov 2023 5 min read

Study Skills Sessions with Carfax Tutors

Do you often wonder why your academically bright child faces challenges in improving their grades, despite their best efforts? 

Does your child struggle to concentrate on their studies?

Is your child feeling overwhelmed with assignments and study materials?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, Carfax Education is here to help your child develop their study skills with a specialised private tutor. 

Our study skills sessions are designed to equip your child with strong learning and study techniques, as well as the tools and methods to apply these skills across all of their academic subjects

We firmly believe that every pupil should receive personalised learning, to help them understand their studies and learn effectively, which in turn will enhance their academic performance and boost their confidence.

Our study skills sessions will help your child to:

  • Prioritise, plan, and prepare their studies and assignments effectively
  • Manage their time efficiently 
  • Take comprehensive notes during school classes and for revision
  • Initiate and complete homework, revision projects and assignments with a sense of focus and adherence to deadlines
  • Study strategically for exams, ensuring optimal retention and performance
  • Prevent and cope with stress and anxiety, fostering a healthy mindset

Developing essential study skills will pave the way for your child’s success, offering continuous support on their educational path and equipping them with valuable abilities to carry in their future profession.

Contact Carfax Education today to learn more about our study skills sessions. Please click here. 



13 Nov 2023 3 min read

Find The Right Secondary School in Dubai For Your Child, with Carfax Education & The Schools Searcher

We are delighted to announce that Carfax Education has been appointed as the official Knowledge Partner for School Searcher, a series of specialised education events dedicated to assisting parents in their search for the right school for their child.



9 Nov 2023 5 min read

Choosing the right School for your child

The school you choose for your child holds the power to shape their future profoundly. So it’s no surprise that many parents, faced with such a significant, emotional decision, seek professional impartial guidance and advice from experienced professionals like Carfax Education. But what advice and guidance do we provide?



8 Nov 2023 3 min read

Carfax Education at GESS Dubai 2023

This month, Carfax Education attended the GESS EdTech Conference in Dubai, where the global education community unites to discuss the future of learning and share the latest innovations and developments in the sector.



6 Nov 2023

Sixth Form – Do they stay or do they go?

For many expatriate families, one of the big dilemmas is whether their child should finish they education in their current country of residence, or move back to the UK for the final two years. Quite often, parents will consider a British boarding school for the 6th form and there are several sound reasons for this, as our Education Consultant, Fiona McKenzie explains.



1 Nov 2023 5 min read

How to write the perfect personal statement in 10 steps

Writing the personal statement is a key part of making a University application to the UK. This is the only opportunity a student has to communicate who they are as a person, why they are so excited about studying a particular course, and what makes them a stand-out student – and all of this in 4,000 characters including spaces!



31 Oct 2023 5 min read

How to encourage lifelong learning for your Child

It’s incredibly important for children to develop curiosity, confidence and problem solving skills throughout their school years - habits that encourage them to learn on a daily basis, and become lifelong learners.



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