About Us

The education of each and every child is one of the most important decisions we make, time spent in early exploration and research is wise. Families living overseas are looking for reassurance that their children will achieve their full potential, in a happy, safe, secure environment. Working closely with the team at Anderson Education, the boarding school specialists, ensures free help and advice and peace of mind.  We understand that this is a difficult, often emotional and important financial decision a family has to make, particularly when you are living thousands of miles away from the UK.  Please remember we are here to help you every step of the way and are always available to answer your questions.



Sara Sparling


Sara Sparling, Director and Education Consultant, travels frequently to the Gulf countries and Africa to meet local and expat families considering a UK boarding school, summer or language programme. Her experience as a teacher, ex-pat wife, mother of three children and as a boarder herself, enables her to understand the needs and concerns of parents. Whilst in the UK Sara makes regular school visits to identify what is unique and special about each boarding school and ensure that Anderson Education has up to date knowledge and information.


Nikki Harlow


Nikki Harlow is an Education Consultant, who joined the Anderson Education team in 2015, she has a wide range of experience in education with extensive knowledge of working with children with Special Educational Needs. Nikki’s career has included working in schools and also as an events and exhibition manager. She has lived in the USA and the Middle East and her son attended a UK boarding school.


Sarah Harvey


Sarah Harvey is the GCC Marketing Representative for Anderson Education who has lived and worked in Dubai for over 20 years. She joined the Anderson team in 2014 and her career to date has included working in marketing and event management in the sports and leisure industry both in the UK and UAE. Sarah has a son who attended sixth form at a UK boarding school.


Diane Weir


Diane Weir joined Anderson Education as the British Forces - Marketing and Education Consultant in 2020. As a Forces wife, mother of three sons at boarding school and knowledge of the independent education sector, Diane has a wealth of experience that is invaluable in this role. She works with schools to develop their Forces package, Diplomatic and Forces related associations and Forces families to find the right school for their child.