Academic Families Testimonials

“Thank you all for the services you have provided during this couple of months. We especially appreciate how available Sophie was during the Covid-19 crisis considering Shirlene was on a leave weekend with a host family. She gave us frequent updates and went out of her way to arrange an extra night for Shirlene with the host family and also 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

“Fortunately, I have the choice of such a great and responsible guardianship company. Allowing my child to go to the UK alone to study with proper care. Especially when our English is not good, they help children communicate at school, arrange homestays during holidays, airport transfers, questions about further studies. I am very happy to have your assistance, so that we can feel at ease. Sincere blessings and thanks.”

Jessica – Jen Pin’s mother

“I had a WeChat talk with Evan the other day and also talked to Alan and Shirley. They are such a nice family and Evan is obviously feeling at home. I just want to thank you for being there whenever we need, and very capable of making perfect arrangement always.”

Jing – Evan’s mother

UK Boarding Schools for Beginners

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A pre-boarding school summer course will ensure your child is confident and ready to start off on the right foot. Pre-sessional courses are an ideal way to help students settle in quickly or can act as a taster for those considering boarding.

Half-Term Trips 2019-2020

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Discover Dubai October Half-Term


Ski in Europe February Half-Term


Activity Holiday in Greece May Half-Term

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 placements >


To be your guardianship provider >


To become a host family >


From our family to yours...


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

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