Making the most of your child's British education

We help families from over 40 countries navigate British education and can quickly answer your questions about studying in the UK as well as recommend additional support for your child's success.

How we support parents

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Academic support for students in the UK

Academic Families can help students ensure they achieve their best while at a UK boarding school. We are happy to offer recommendations or book a service on your behalf.


Prep courses prior to the start of year

Tutors for one-on-one support

English language courses to strengthen skills and build confidence

Exam revision courses for a variety of subjects

Attend parent meetings on your behalf

Manage feedback and reports from parents meetings

Thank you very much for your warm-hearted messages and great support for my daughter. I really appreciate all of that you have done for us. It was indeed an honour for us to have your outstanding support and help during her time boarding at Fettes.

Eishi, father of 14 year old daughter, Japan

Have a question?

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Choosing the best education for your child leads many families to consider British schools and universities. However, it is not an easy decision to make.

Our team works hard to understand the needs and strengths of your child to match them to the UK boarding school best suited to their needs and we look after them while they are here.

Message us on our Live Chat or request a callback and one of our team members will contact you immediately.

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Can we meet?

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Academic Families is based in the UK and regularly travels the world to meet parents and students.

Contact us to find out when we might be visiting your country.

Alternatively, we can meet virtually via a video call on WhatsApp, WeChat, Zoom or Skype.

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Quality you can trust

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 and certification from the British Council means we understand UK boarding education from the inside and out, and know how to find the best school for each child.

In addition, our guardianship service has been fully accredited by AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) since 2016 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.

AEGIS accreditation
British Council
UK English Partner Agency
MHFA England