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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How to choose the right curriculum for your child

For most families in the UK, the National Curriculum of England and Wales, known universally as the British curriculum is the only choice on offer, however in the independent schools sector, schools can be more experimental and can offer a wider range of options either alongside the traditional GCSE and A Level paths.

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Carfax College shortlisted in the Independent Schools of the Year Award

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Results Day 2022

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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.

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The Good Schools Guide

This year, we were reviewed by The Good Schools’ Guide - the UK’s number one school guide, helping parents in every aspect of choosing the best education for their children. Trusted by parents for 35 years, their guides include impartial and candid school and educational institute reviews as well as in-depth articles on education-related issues. Only a selection of tutor agencies are reviewed, and they follow a thorough process, including surveys and interviews. We are delighted to be featured, and to be received so positively by The Good Schools’ Guide. It truly is a wonderful achievement for everyone at Carfax Education.

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UKiset: What is it & how will it help me

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