UK Boarding School Admissions

Are you searching for the perfect UK boarding school for your child?


We can help!


Academic Families is connected to 450+ boarding schools across Great Britain.


We have a unique, 7-step process that lets us work with you to find - and get admitted into - the boarding school that will best match your child's individual strengths and needs. Our admissions and placement services... Learn more >


Boarding School
Placement & Admissions

Learn how we match your child to the right UK boarding school >

UK Boarding School Guardianship

If your child already has a place at a UK boarding school and is enrolled as a student, then you are eligible to receive our exclusive, award winning guardianship support! We offer the highest quality services for international families whose children are studying in the UK and are under the guardianship care of Academic Families.


Accredited Guardianship

Learn how we look after international students at UK boarding schools >


Holiday Trips

See the amazing places we take our students to during school breaks >


Short Courses

From pre-boarding school starter courses and taster sessions to extra exam revision classes, we can help your child excel >


Host Families

Students under our guardianship support are able to stay at local host families when school is not in session >

With over 450 boarding schools in the UK, choosing the right one for your child can be challenging. Academic Families are the experts in matching students to schools.


Learn about our process:


For school admissions >


To be your guardianship provider >


To become a host family >


From our family to yours...

Lorna Clayton Director of Academic Families

We understand how important it is to find the best partner to support your family during your child’s time at school and we believe our quality service will ensure your child is safe, happy and successful.


Our service starts when we help you select the best boarding school for your child. We then provide the local UK guardian support for each student throughout their UK education.


To find out how we can help your family, please get in touch.


Lorna Clayton, Director, MBE


“My experience with Academic Families over the past 4 years has been exemplary. They have been consistent, professional and we have not had one negative experience. Communication is prompt and their support in ensuring my son arrives safely and departs to school has been excellent. Our primary contact has been Sophie and she has just been wonderful with my son and our family.”

Timothy – Nathan’s father

“Carlene told me how she loved everything about her time at Marie’s. I must say I am truly relieved. Thank you Sophie for the match. I can say, you are the best! It is tough parenting from a distance and you have made it a lot easier. Tell Marie I appreciate it. Lots of Love.”

Harriet – Carlene’s mother

“Thank you all for the services you provide. We especially appreciate how available Sophie is especially during the Covid-19 crisis when Shirlene was on a leave weekend with her host family. She gave us frequent updates, went out of her way to arrange an extra night for Shirlene with her host family and even arranged Shirlene's flights. We are truly grateful. We look forward to our continued relationship with Sophie and with the entire Academic Families family. Ahsanteni sana.”

Charity– Shirlene's mother

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