British School Placement and Guardianship Care

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UK boarding schools require international students under the age of 16 to have an appointed guardian. Academic Families can help!

An educational guardian is an adult or a company in the UK who is appointed by a parent to be their representative while their child studies in the UK.

When you appoint Academies Families as your child’s guardian, we look after your child as if he or she were our own. Hundreds of families have relied on us to support their children and ensure they thrive and make the most of their boarding school years.

We work with schools throughout Scotland, England and Wales, and we have host families throughout the UK.

We are also fully accredited by AEGIS (Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students), and we are the only AEGIS accredited agency in Scotland.

Contact us today to discuss our guardian support for your child attending any UK school.


How Academic Families can help you and your child

Our guardians, host families and staff are dedicated to supporting students from around the world – helping them to settle into their British boarding school and enjoy their home away from home in Great Britain.

With strong roots in guardianship and education, our team can support you and your child to ensure their education and cultural experience in the UK is the best for them.

Headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, Academic Families has host families and guardians located near each of the UK’s main boarding schools.

Many of our host families have been caring for international students for 10+ years, going the extra mile to ensure each student feels at home throughout their school years in the UK.

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Head Office, 111 Swanston Rd,
Edinburgh EH10 7DS

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1 Wester Dalmeny Steading,
Dalmeny, Edinburgh EH30 9TT

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