Student visits

We all know that once a student visits and 'feels' your magic they are more likely to choose your school so we recommend all our families visit schools to be sure they fit.

How we support schools

Fettes College

Visiting your UK school

Choosing the best boarding school can be a daunting process for most parents, but not for us! We work with over 200 schools across the UK - placing students and providing our AEGIS accredited guardianship. We get to know your staff, faculty, strengths and culture - knowledge we pass on to parents as we advise them on the right school for their child.

Academic Families can:

  • help increase your student enrolments - year-round or for short term courses.
  • organise visits from individuals or groups.
  • arrange for our families to visit so you can showcase why yours is the best school for their child.
  • accompany school visits by arrangement.
  • include you on overseas schools' UK visit itineraries.

I can unequivocally recommend Academic Families.

Ronnie and Sophie are meticulous with pupil arrangements and very easy to speak with over the phone. Always available. Always on time with transitional arrangements. Always friendly.

Andy, Housemaster, Loretto School

Partner with us

Partner with us

We work with more than 200 schools throughout the UK and we are always happy to support schools by recruiting students on your behalf or providing guardianship services.

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

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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