All overseas students under the age of 18 require an Educational Guardian to obtain a UK Tier 4 Visa. However, to maximise the incredible opportunities of having a UK boarding school education, a good Guardian is much more than just a representative in the UK for Visa purposes.

 

A Guardian should complement the student’s education and support and reinforce their learning in a safe and supportive environment.

We firmly believe that the person who represents the student’s parents at school meetings to assess their academic progress should be the same person who also cares for them at weekends and half-terms. This way the Guardian learns each student’s unique character and individual circumstances and is best placed to properly encourage them or help to address any issues raised by the school within a home environment.

For a student to properly integrate into their school, make new friends and learn, they need to be happy from the outset.

We place huge emphasis on ensuring every student is happy and secure with their Guardian family. We want them to look forward to their weekends away from school and we encourage them to think of their Guardian’s house as their UK home, somewhere where they can rest, bring home friends and be themselves outside the pressures of the school environment.

Our Guardians are carefully selected to ensure their commitment and suitability. All Guardians have personal experience of UK boarding schools, so they understand the system and how to encourage the student to make the most of their privileged opportunity.

Guardians are mostly well travelled professional people who live in beautiful homes within an hour from the student’s school.

Great British Guardians support your children as if they were their own and we regularly communicate with parents on their progress, including sharing photographs. We also encourage our students to make weekly calls home.

As well as liaising with the student’s school about their academic progress and pastoral well-being, Guardians are encouraged to fully engage with the student’s educational experience by supporting them at school open days and attending music concerts, games matches and Speech Days.

The Guardian’s principle role is to ensure the safety, security and happiness of the student. Through their support and encouragement, they help children to grow in confidence, foster new friendships, become independent thinkers and exemplary global citizens.

Of equal importance is their ability to spot any changes in the child’s behaviour and seek help if required.

For a student to fully integrate and embrace their UK boarding experience, it is important that their Guardian is British. A British Guardian familiar with the student’s school will help to reinforce the school’s values, increase the student’s awareness of British culture and subtly improve their soft social skills, such as table manners and adult conversation.

We also feel that the Guardian should be independent of the student’s school. This way the student has access to a responsible adult who they can confidentially share any concerns or anxieties with.

Guardians can organise parties for the student, make birthday cakes and help them to celebrate their national holidays, such as Chinese New Year and Diwali. They can also buy food for the student to take back to school or send them weekly snack boxes.

As we appreciate that the strongest friendships are often created outside school, students can bring home friends for the weekends, during which time fun activities such as shopping, Go-Carting or visiting the cinema can be arranged.

“Encouraging words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

Mother Teresa
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All overseas students under the age of 18 require an Educational Guardian to obtain a UK Tier 4 Visa. However, to maximise the incredible opportunities of having a UK boarding school education, a good Guardian is much more than just a representative in the UK for Visa purposes.

 

A Guardian should complement the student’s education and support and reinforce their learning in a safe and supportive environment.

We firmly believe that the person who represents the student’s parents at school meetings to assess their academic progress should be the same person who also cares for them at weekends and half-terms. This way the Guardian learns each student’s unique character and individual circumstances and is best placed to properly encourage them or help to address any issues raised by the school within a home environment.

For a student to properly integrate into their school, make new friends and learn, they need to be happy from the outset.

We place huge emphasis on ensuring every student is happy and secure with their Guardian family. We want them to look forward to their weekends away from school and we encourage them to think of their Guardian’s house as their UK home, somewhere where they can rest, bring home friends and be themselves outside the pressures of the school environment.

Our Guardians are carefully selected to ensure their commitment and suitability. All Guardians have personal experience of UK boarding schools, so they understand the system and how to encourage the student to make the most of their privileged opportunity.

Guardians are mostly well travelled professional people who live in beautiful homes within an hour from the student’s school.

Great British Guardians support your children as if they were their own and regularly communicate with parents on their progress, including sharing photographs. We also encourage our students to make weekly calls home.

As well as liaising with the student’s school about their academic progress and pastoral well-being, Guardians are encouraged to fully engage with the student’s educational experience by supporting them at school open days and attending music concerts, games matches and Speech Days.

The Guardian’s principle role is to ensure the safety, security and happiness of the student. Through their support and encouragement, they help children to grow in confidence, foster new friendships, become independent thinkers and exemplary global citizens.

Of equal importance is their ability to spot any changes in the child’s behaviour and seek help if required.

For a student to fully integrate and embrace their UK boarding experience, it is important that their Guardian is British. A British Guardian familiar with the student’s school will help to reinforce the school’s values, increase the student’s awareness of British culture and subtly improve their soft social skills, such as table manners and adult conversation.

We also feel that the Guardian should be independent of the student’s school. This way the student has access to a responsible adult who they can confidentially share any concerns or anxieties with.

Guardians can organise parties for the student, make birthday cakes and help them to celebrate their national holidays, such as Chinee New Year and Diwali. They can also buy food for the student to take back to school or send them weekly snack boxes.

As we appreciate that the strongest friendships are often created outside school, students can bring home friends for the weekends, during which time fun activities such as shopping, Go-Carting or visiting the cinema can be arranged.

“Encouraging words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

Mother Teresa
CONTACT US

All overseas students under the age of 18 require an Educational Guardian to obtain a UK Tier 4 Visa. However, to maximise the incredible opportunities of having a UK boarding school education, a good Guardian is much more than just a representative in the UK for Visa purposes.

 

A Guardian should complement the student’s education and support and reinforce their learning in a safe and supportive environment.

We firmly believe that the person who represents the student’s parents at school meetings to assess their academic progress should be the same person who also cares for them at weekends and half-terms. This way the Guardian learns each student’s unique character and individual circumstances and is best placed to properly encourage them or help to address any issues raised by the school within a home environment.

For a student to properly integrate into their school, make new friends and learn, they need to be happy from the outset.

We place huge emphasis on ensuring every student is happy and secure with their Guardian family. We want them to look forward to their weekends away from school and we encourage them to think of their Guardian’s house as their UK home, somewhere where they can rest, bring home friends and be themselves outside the pressures of the school environment.

Our Guardians are carefully selected to ensure their commitment and suitability. All Guardians have personal experience of UK boarding schools, so they understand the system and how to encourage the student to make the most of their privileged opportunity.

Guardians are mostly well travelled professional people who live in beautiful homes within an hour from the student’s school.

Great British Guardians support your children as if they were their own and regularly communicate with parents on their progress, including sharing photographs. We also encourage our students to make weekly calls home.

As well as liaising with the student’s school about their academic progress and pastoral well-being, Guardians are encouraged to fully engage with the student’s educational experience by supporting them at school open days and attending music concerts, games matches and Speech Days.

The Guardian’s principle role is to ensure the safety, security and happiness of the student. Through their support and encouragement, they help children to grow in confidence, foster new friendships, become independent thinkers and exemplary global citizens.

Of equal importance is their ability to spot any changes in the child’s behaviour and seek help if required.

For a student to fully integrate and embrace their UK boarding experience, it is important that their Guardian is British. A British Guardian familiar with the student’s school will help to reinforce the school’s values, increase the student’s awareness of British culture and subtly improve their soft social skills, such as table manners and adult conversation.

We also feel that the Guardian should be independent of the student’s school. This way the student has access to a responsible adult who they can confidentially share any concerns or anxieties with.

Guardians can organise parties for the student, make birthday cakes and help them to celebrate their national holidays, such as Chinee New Year and Diwali. They can also buy food for the student to take back to school or send them weekly snack boxes.

As we appreciate that the strongest friendships are often created outside school, students can bring home friends for the weekends, during which time fun activities such as shopping, Go-Carting or visiting the cinema can be arranged.

“Encouraging words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

Mother Teresa
CONTACT US