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

Keep yourself updated

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Spear's 500 Live: Finding the right 'academic fit' is key to securing your child's future

This month, we had the honour of presenting at the Spear's 500 Live event, hosted by Spear's - an award winning wealth management and luxury lifestyle magazine. Fiona McKenzie, Head of Education at Carfax Education delivered a keynote session on 'How to choose the right school for your child – and then secure a place’, to a distinguished audience of HNWs and their advisers at the Carlton Tower Jumeirah in Knightsbridge.

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How to choose the right curriculum for your child

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Featured in The International School Parent Magazine

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 - 2022

We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning sovereign.

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Spear's Schools Index, 2022 Edition: In Partnership with Carfax Education

Carfax Education, the global education consultancy, today announced the launch of the third annual Spear’s Schools Index, the only official international ranking of top private schools. In partnership with Spear’s, the award-winning magazine for high-net-worth individuals, Carfax Education has released its third global index, which lists the 100 very best private schools around the world.

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Carfax Education launches 3rd annual global private schools index, in partnership with Spear’s Magazine

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