The agency Stanford & Ackel specialises in British boarding schools and summer schools.
Stanford & Ackel is an international organisation which was established in 2002.
Headquartered in Munich, with an office in England and representatives worldwide, the agency has already placed hundreds of students in British boarding and summer schools.
The basis of our success stems from the expertise of our staff and a well-established worldwide network.
Owners: Jonathan Stanford, Philipp Ackel, Susanne Ackel
Philipp has spent significant amount of his education in the UK. He first went on a three week summer school at age 12. He completed his school with a 2 year A-level course at a British boarding school and then undertook a 3 year Bachelor (BSc) at the University of Nottingham. Other international experiences include a semester at a French University, an internship in Dublin and a Gap Year in Canada.
All of this has given Philipp und understanding of the benefits of an international education and a global perspective on life. Since 2005 Philipp has been an educational advisor to students wanting to study in the UK.
He graduated from the University of York with a BA(Hons) in Economics and Economic History, attended the University of Warwick where he achieved qualified teacher status in 1995. He has taught in a number of schools and been Principal of an international tutorial college and is currently Head of Economics at St Albans High School for Girls - 2016 Sunday Times Independent School of the Year.
Twenty years of experience in UK education, in both the independent and state sectors, has given Jonathan an in depth working knowledge of all the academic and pastoral concerns that involve the running of a school or college. He acts in an advisory capacity to all our students and is a guardian to many.
Susanne has similar experiences of the UK but went to boarding school at an early age 13. She completed her GCSEs, A-levels and also graduated from the University of Nottingham. As part of her course she studied at the Malaysia Campus for one semester.
Having worked for several companies she joined Stanford & Ackel in 2009. Having been a boarding school student for 5 years, she is able to help prospective students to adapt to this way of life.
Our advice is personal
The most important outcome is that you as a family are happy with your choice of school. Our relationship is based on trust and we will always support you.
Our advice is professional
Our personal and professional experiences of the British educational system have developed from both a teacher and student perspective. With this in mind our partner schools are selected.
Our advice is free of charge
Boarding Schools and Summer Schools have a network of representatives. Parents pay standard school fees. Therefore there is no charge for our services.
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