Department for Education and Skills

GTEU Dept 4E

Sanctuary Buildings

Great Smith Street

London SW1P 3BT

Tel. 020 7925 5716


The Standards at the National Programme: Gifted and Talented site provides latest thinking on current gifted and talented initiatives, practical guidance and advice.

Northern Ireland Education Department

Rathgael House

43 Balloo Road


County Down BT19 7PR

Tel. 028 9127 9279


Information for parents includes assessment and examinations, transfer selection, bullying statement.

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

83 Piccadilly

London W1J 8QA

Tel. 020 7509 5555


Non-departmental body sponsored by Department for Education and Skills provides guidance on teaching the gifted and talented.

Scottish Executive

School Education

Victoria Quay

Edinburgh EH6 6QQ

Tel. 0845 774 1741 Scottish Executive Central Enquiry Unit


Parent zone on website offers information on schools. Access via, click school education, click going to school, then parent zone.


Independent Schools Council (ISC)

St Vincent House

30 Orange Street

London WC2H 7HH

Tel. 020 7766 7070


Represents interest of associations and member schools and promotes choice, diversity and excellence in education.

Independent Schools Council Information Service (ISCis)

ISCis Central

5 Barby Road


Warwickshire CV22 5DT

Tel. 01788 570537


Regional offices throughout UK provide services to parents. Help with finding school fees from the ISC Educational Grants Advisory Service.

ISCis Ireland

5 Sandycove Avenue East


County Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Tel. 00 353 1 280 95454


Information on member schools in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

Montessori St Nicholas Charity

24 Prince's Gate

London SW7 1PT

Tel. 020 7584 9987


The charity fosters communication and unity within the movement. Ten regions, including Northern Ireland.

SCIS/ISIS Scotland

21 Melville Street

Edinburgh EH3 7PE

Tel. 0131 220 2106


Independent Schools Council and Information Service for Scotland.

Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship

Kidbrooke Park

Forest Row

East Sussex RH18 5JB

Tel. 01342 822115


Emphasis on whole development of the child; spiritual, physical, moral well-being and academic progress.



Ledbury Road


Gloucestershire GL18 2AG

Tel. 01531 890150


Independent Schools Council Information for Wales.


Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)

1c Aberdeen Studios

22 Highbury Grove

London N5 2DQ

Tel. 020 7704 3370

Advice Line 0808 800 5793

email (for admin. only)

Independent advice centre for parents offering information about state education in England and Wales for 5-17 year-olds.

British Mensa

St John's House

St John's Square

Wolverhampton WV2 4AH

Tel. 01902 772771


Developing British Mensa Gifted and Talented (G&T) Support Programme.


Carrington House

126-130 Regent Street

London W1B 5EE

Tel. 020 7734 0161


Consultancy specializing in independent school education. Guidance for parents, students and schools in the UK and worldwide.

Independent Schools of the British Isles (ISBI)

Which School Ltd

Tilshead House



Wiltshire SP3 4RX

Tel. 01980 620575

The information on schools is provided by the schools themselves; includes independent and fee paying, residential, special needs, state boarding schools, summer and international schools. Contact details of principal educational psychologists and special needs placement officers in all UK education authorities also on website.

National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth

The University of Warwick

Coventry CV4 7AL

Tel. 024 7657 4213


Established by government in 2002 with role to drive forward improvements in gifted and talented education in England.

National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE)

P.O. Box 242

Arnolds Way

Oxford OX2 9FR

Tel. 01865 861879


Charity established 1984 to bring together and support all those with an interest in the education of able, gifted and talented children.

Scottish Network for Able Pupils (SNAP)

University of Glasgow

Faculty of Education

11 Eldon Street

Glasgow G3 6NH

Tel. 0141 330 3071


Concerned with issues related to children and young people's abilities, including exceptional individuals with remarkable abilities for age and stage.

Tomorrow's Achievers

email via the website

The Gabbitas, Truman and Thring Education Trust runs masterclasses for 5-18-year-old exceptionally able children and young people. Held throughout the year in different parts of the country.

Westminster Institute of Education

Oxford Brookes University

Harcourt Hill Campus

Oxford OX2 9AT

Tel. 01865 488600


cpd gifted provides a resource for education professionals and all those involved and interested in the education of able, gifted and talented learners.

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