UK legislation requires pupils in boarding schools to have official guardians to act in loco parentis whilst they are in School, therefore your child must have an adult guardian (over the age of 24) resident in the UK, or be enrolled with a guardianship agency.

Your child will need to be able to stay with their guardian (or a host family arranged by them) during our exeat weekends and, if necessary, half-term breaks the school holidays. The guardian must also be able to take responsibility for your child if they need to come out of school at any other time. It is important that the guardian is someone that both you and your child can communicate with easily. This could be a family friend or relative if they are able to take on this responsibility but there are also guardianship agencies who are experienced at providing support and help for overseas students and their families.

Professional guardians arrange host families for pupils and co-ordinate their travel, communicate with the school and attend parents’ meetings on your behalf. For practical reasons it is recommended that the guardian is not located any more than 3 hours drive time from Leweston.

The School cannot advise parents on their choice of guardian but we can provide a list of Guardians that are currently working with us further information about Guardianship and a list of accredited companies can be found via Aegis (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students)


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