Kitty Milburn

Hello and welcome to The Goat in the Boat. I hope you like it. How cute is the dog? I love the little dog. I was born and grew up in Yorkshire and after graduating in English from Leeds, moved to London. A year after being in London I landed my dream job at English National Opera, being an opera advocate in marketing bringing amazing opera to the masses. I then left to go teach English in China for a summer before going back to school at UCL to do an MA.

Since then I have worked for a children’s publisher (pop up books are the best!) and as editor for Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg. Alongside my day job I work for a London education consultancy and started The Goat in the Boat in 2016. I live in Parson Green, London. Message me at or find me on MediumFacebook and Twitter and thank you for reading.

(Photo of cutie and his dog by Levi Saunders, Canada)

Here’s what our families have to say… ❤

“I thought you’d like to know that Freddie was successful in all his school tests and has had offers from Reeds, Kingston Grammar and Hampton. As you can imagine he is delighted. He will take up the offer at Hampton for 13+. Thank you to Katherine for giving him the skills and confidence to not… Continue reading Freddie


“I wanted to let you know how Amelia did in the end on her 11+ exams. We went for 5 schools and she got into 4 of them, including her first choice Ibstock Place Senior School. She worked very hard and she did very well. I give much of the credit for Amelia’s success to… Continue reading Amelia