We're clever about education

Absolutely Education is one of the UK’s top magazines for parents about independent education.

Welcome. At Absolutely Education we are sure of two things: nothing matters more than your children’s education and the complexities of the British schools system can be overwhelming. We aim to help parents understand how the system works and make informed choices for your children at every school stage. But we don’t stop there; education is about more than getting your child into a top-flight school – so whether it’s a report from the frontline of edtech or a hard-hitting opinion from one of the UK’s top heads, we bring you the stories that inform, inspire or stimulate debate.

This site has everything you need to educate yourselves. Just like our portfolio of intelligent glossy magazines, it covers every stage of your child’s schooling, from nursery to university with top education journalists and stellar heads giving you the inside track on the UK’s independent schools.  From an in-depth school search to the latest news, we have opinion, advice and insightful features on every aspect of an independent education from prep school to university, from country boarding schools to London day schools, co-ed primaries to single sex senior schools. It’s all here.
Amanda Constance, Editor-In-Chief

Meet the Team


Amanda Constance


Amanda Constance is a highly experienced journalist who cut her teeth at The Week and Moneyweek before editing The Resident for a number of years. She is very knowledgable about independent education but strongly believes that all education matters, an attitude encompassed by Absolutely Education. A committed bibliophile and countryside enthusiast, Amanda is sure to sneak a bit of both into every issue.


Flora Thomas

Editorial Assistant

A psychology graduate who started her career working with children with SEND in state primaries, Flora went on to support children through private tuition. Flora’s interest in developmental psychology, teamed with her love of children, mean she’s well-versed in all things education. When she’s not reading about the latest pedagogical trends, find Flora on a yoga mat or exploring London’s restaurants.


Leah Day

Commercial Director

As one of the founding members of Zest Media, Leah has been at the forefront of growing many of the Absolutely brands. With 13 years experience in publishing, she has a vast knowledge of both online and offline marketing. Leah specialises in the parenting portfolio and as a parent herself has a great understanding of this demographic and how to successfully market businesses to this audience.

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Nicola Owens

Education Specialist

Nicola is a farmer’s daughter from Herefordshire; she joined Zest Media back in 2012 and initially looked after the advertising for two lifestyle titles. In 2018, Nicola moved to the specialist education team and she now works across the entire Education Portfolio. As a qualified PE Teacher, Nicola has great insight into the world of education. She loves to play sport, keep fit and enjoys country pursuits.


Donna McCafferty

Junior Account Executive

Donna has worked with Primary, SEN and Secondary schools in Ireland, and more recently in Secondary SEND and PMLD schools in South London. At Zest Media, Donna enjoys immersing herself in all things advertising and marketing. At the weekend, she teaches Performing Arts to children from 3 to 16 years, enjoys going to the theatre, and works on digital & film photography projects.

School Search

Find the best schools near you with the Absolutely Education school search.

Enter an area name or use your postcode to find schools nearby. Adjust the proximity using the drop down options.

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3 Dimensions
AALPS North - Adolescent to Adult Life Preparation Service
Abacus College
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