About Us

GUIDED BY THE PRINCIPLE “A HAPPY STUDENT IS A SUCCESSFUL STUDENT”, YOUR CHILD’S WELFARE IS AT THE CORE OF EVERYTHING WE DO.

OUR STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR EXPERIENCE IN THE UK, ALLOWING THEM TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

THE DIRECTORS

Great British Guardians was established by Kathy and Stephen Arnott in 2003 whilst their own children were studying at UK boarding schools.

Their motivation for setting up the company was in response to a gap in the market for quality guardianship services.

They are both passionate champions of child education and take enormous pleasure from guiding and instructing children, especially when they can witness the outcome of their influence.

WHO WE WORK WITH

Great British Guardians support children from the age of 10 to 18. Over the past two decades we have supported children from over 30 different countries, such as France, Russia, Bulgaria, Japan, Hong Kong, and mainland China.

Our host families can support individual children or a family of children.

HOW WE OPERATE

Great British Guardians has grown significantly since the company was founded. However, Stephen & Kathy continue to operate it as a family business where all services can be tailored to meet the exact needs of each student and parent.

As the educational guardian, Stephen & Kathy retain overall responsibility for every student.

Depending on a student’s requirements, they will appoint an experienced host family to accommodate the student when he/she not at school.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

The interests, safety and wellbeing of every student is our primary concern. This is true when dealing with parents, schools, agents, third party suppliers and host families.

We adhere to a rigorous set of policies and procedures, which we review and update annually.

OUR POLICIES

AEGIS & BSA Accreditation

As a regulated guardianship agency we adhere to the highest standards demanded by the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students (AEGIS). We are also proud to be certified by the British Boarding School Association (BSA).

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be. ”

Rita Peirson
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