We support hundreds of international students to ensure their safety, wellbeing, success and happiness whilst in UK education.
And with our network of 450+ boarding schools across the UK, we can help you place new students into the right school for them.
It can be challenging for overseas agents to visit all the excellent boarding schools and then only on Fam Trips. We work with over 450 schools across the UK - placing students and providing our AEGIS accredited guardianship. We get to know their staff, faculty, strengths and culture - knowledge we pass on to our partner agents as we support your client school selection choices.
Over the years, we've supported hundreds of families and one thing is for sure - every child is different. That's why we work closely with you to understand your students to ensure they choose their best matched school and are fully supported once they arrive to ensure their safety, happiness and success.
We look after students from over 40 countries and we are always happy to support agencies by advising during the school selection or admissions process, and providing quality guardianship services to ensure your families continue to enjoy the best support.
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I am always so impressed with the professionalism of Academic Families.
Every member of staff I have had interactions with is on the same wavelength as I am with regard to the focus being on the safety and wellbeing of the pupils, and they have the knowledge and experience to deliver time after time.
They are a very friendly and helpful organisation who I have found to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to help find the right solution. They communicate well with schools, parents and pupils, and they take a genuine interest in the whole person so that they can best support and nurture the young people in their care.
Freddie, Housemaster, Merchiston Castle School
We work with more than 450 schools throughout the UK and we have deep knowledge of what they are looking for in student applications as well as which students will fit in best. We are happy to partner with high quality international student recruitment agencies around the world to help ensure you send each of your students to the school that is the best match for him or her.
In addition, our AEGIS and BSA accredited guardianship services will guarantee that your students receive all the UK support they need to make the most of their time here and their experience in British education. It also means our school experience is all year round and we really know schools well, adding knowledge when placing new students.
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Academic Families has personal and professional experience with boarding schools. Many of our staff attended boarding schools themselves when they were young or have worked in them. We have all lived overseas and most of us are mothers, so we understand how important it is to find the very best education for every child no matter where that might be in the world.
From our headquarters in Edinburgh to our local staff across the UK, our team regularly visits hundreds of British schools. Our excellent knowledge of the UK education system, accreditation by the Boarding School Association (BSA) and certification from the British Council means we understand UK boarding education from the inside and out, and know how to ensure the best education for each child.
In addition, our guardianship service has been Gold accredited by AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) since 2016 and also by the BSA, so you know, with Academic Families, you're guaranteed to have the best local support anywhere in the UK.
Moreover, our team are trained MHFA Mental Health First Aiders so we are qualified to support our students with any wellbeing and mental health concerns.
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