There's lots to learn

Your new British school might teach in a different style to what you are used to and maybe you have studied different topics before. Let us find the best academic support to help you do your best.

How we support international students

Student asking teacher a question

Academic support for students in the UK

Academic Families can help ensure you achieve your 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 a term

Tutors for one-on-one

English language courses to strengthen skills and build confidence

Exam revision courses for
a variety of subjects

Attend meetings on behalf
of your parents

Manage feedback and reports from parents meetings

It was a privilege for me to come to school in Britain from Russian state school because the educational system is so different. I was looking forward to playing sports in a school which provides both learning & sports. I was also looking forward to the trips and extra clinics, as well as sports competitions with other schools.

Anatoly, 16 year old student from Russia

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A UK education can set you up for life. British boarding schools offer top quality teachers, a challenging curriculum, plus a huge variety of sports and activities to help you develop your talents.

But with over 400 schools to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you?

That's where we come in. Our team works hard to understand your strengths and requirements in order to match you to the UK boarding school that best suits you.

Message us via Live Chat or complete our enquiry form and one of our team members will contact you whenever you prefer.

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Half term trips

Discover Dubai or London or Best of UK Tour
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, 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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