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Prepared to Learn

We work with our students from over 40 countries to ensure they adapt to your learning style and flourish quickly.

We recommend pre-sessional courses and can arrange holiday tuition to ensure our students really can access all you offer.

Let us know about your short courses so we can be sure to offer them too.

How we support schools

Student asking teacher a question

Academic support for students in the UK

Academic Families can help students ensure they achieve their best while at a UK boarding school.

We often recommend or book additional services for parents and students such as:

 

Prep courses prior to
the start of a term

Tutors for one-on-one
support

English language courses to strengthen skills

Exam revision courses for
a variety of subjects

Attend meetings on behalf
of overseas parents

Manage feedback and reports from parent meetings

“I have worked closely with Academic Families and have always been extremely impressed by the quality of service which the company provides.

Host families really do provide a warm and caring service for children of all ages, and a real bond is formed between them.

The company is extremely well organised, and parent and child satisfaction is always extremely high.

This is a company which really does go the extra mile on behalf of the children with which it works.”

Philip, Housemaster, Merchiston Castle 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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Be a guest blogger!

Schools placement

Would you like to get your school's brand in front of our international audience of students and parents?

We invite our partner schools to submit articles to our blog - free of charge. 

Half term trips

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October Half-Term

Ski in Europe
February Half-Term

Adventure in Greece
May Half-Term

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
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