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North West

North West

Major Cities: Manchester, Liverpool, Preston

Cheshire

  • Terra Nova School

 

Cumbria

  • Dallam School
  • Keswick School
  • Sedbergh School
  • Windermere School

 

Greater Manchester

  • Abbey College Manchester
  • Chetham’s School of Music

 

Lancashire

  • Kirkham Grammar School
  • Moorland School
  • Rossall School
  • Stonyhurst College

 

North East

North East

Major Cities: Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham

Durham

  • Barnard Castle School
  • Durham School
  • Polam Hall

Northumberland

  • Longridge Towers School
  • The Chorister School

Granada

Granada

Major Cities: Manchester, Liverpool, Preston

Cheshire

  • Terra Nova School

Cumbria

  • Dallam School
  • Keswick School
  • Sedbergh School
  • Windermere School

Greater Manchester

  • Abbey College Manchester
  • Chetham’s School of Music

Lancashire

  • Kirkham Grammar School
  • Moorland School
  • Rossall School
  • Stonyhurst College

Yorkshire

Yorkshire

Major Cities: Leeds, Sheffield, York

  • Ackworth School
  • Ampleforth College
  • Ashville College
  • Aysgarth School
  • Bootham School
  • Fulneck School
  • Fyling Hall School
  • Giggleswick Junior School
  • Giggleswick School
  • Harrogate Ladies College
  • Pocklington School
  • Queen Ethelburga’s College
  • Queen Margaret’s School
  • Rishworth School
  • Scarborough College
  • St Olave’s School
  • St Peter’s School
  • The Mount School
  • The Read School
  • Woodhouse Grove

Central

Central

Major Cities: Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham

Derbyshire

  • Abbotsholme School
  • Mount St Mary’s College
  • Repton Preparatory School
  • Repton School

Leicestershire

  • Brooke House College
  • Loughborough Grammar
  • Ratcliffe College

Nottinghamshire

  • Trent College
  • Worksop College

West Midlands

  • Elmhurst Ballet School
  • MPW College Birmingham
  • Old Swinford Hospital
  • Tettenhall College
  • The Blue Coat Prep School
  • The Royal School Wolverhampton

Wales

Wales

Major Cities: Cardiff, Swansea, Newport

  • Cardiff Sixth Form College
  • Christ College Brecon
  • Llandovery College
  • Monmouth School for Boys
  • Monmouth School for Girls
  • Myddelton College
  • Pembrokeshire College
  • Ruthin School
  • Rydal Penrhos
  • St John’s on-the-Hill
  • St Michael’s School, Llanelli
  • UWC Atlantic College
  • Westbourne School

Eastern

Eastern

Major Cities: Cambridge, Norwich, Ipswich

Bedfordshire

  • Bedford Prep School
  • Bedford School

Cambridgeshire

  • Abbey College Cambridge
  • Cambridge Arts and Sciences
  • Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies
  • Cambridge International School
  • Cambridge Regional College
  • CATS College Cambridge
  • Kimbolton School
  • King’s School Ely
  • The Leys School
  • Mander Portman Woodard – Cambridge (MPW)
  • St Mary’s School, Cambridge

Essex

  • Brentwood School
  • Chigwell School
  • Felsted School
  • New Hall School

Hertfordshire

  • Aldenham School
  • Berkhamsted Collegiate
  • Bishops Stortford College
  • Edge Grove School
  • Haileybury School
  • Hockerill Anglo European College
  • Lockers Park School
  • Purcell School
  • Queenswood School
  • The Royal Masonic School for Girls
  • St Christopher School
  • St Edmund’s College
  • St Francis’ College
  • St George’s School
  • St Margaret’s School Bushey
  • Stanborough School
  • Tring Park Performing Arts School

Norfolk

  • Aurora Eccles School
  • Beeston Hall School
  • Greshams School
  • Langley School
  • Langley Prep School
  • Riddlesworth Hall
  • Wymondham College

Suffolk

  • Barnardiston Hall Prep School
  • Brookes, Cambridge
  • Culford School
  • Finborough School
  • Framlingham College
  • Ipswich High School
  • Ipswich School
  • Old Buckenham Hall School
  • Orwell Park Prep School
  • St Felix School
  • St Joseph’s College
  • Stoke College
  • The Royal Hospital School
  • Woodbridge School

South West

South West

Major Cities: Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter

Bristol

  • Badminton School
  • Tockington Manor School

Cornwall

  • Truro High School for Girls
  • Truro School

Devon

  • Blundell’s School
  • Kingsley School
  • Mount Kelly School
  • Plymouth College
  • Shebbear College
  • St John’s, Sidmouth School
  • Stover School
  • Trinity School
  • West Buckland School

Dorset

  • Bournemouth Collegiate School
  • Bryanston Knighton House School
  • Canford School
  • Clayesmore School
  • Kings’ Bournemouth
  • Leweston School
  • Milton Abbey School
  • Port Regis School
  • Shaftesbury School
  • Sherborne School
  • Sherborne School for Girls
  • St Mary’s Shaftesbury
  • Talbot Heath

Gloucestershire

  • Cheltenham College
  • Cheltenham Ladies College
  • Dean Close School
  • Hatherop Castle School
  • Rendcomb College
  • Westonbirt School
  • Wycliffe College
  • Wycliffe Preparatory School

Somerset

  • All Hallows Prep School
  • Bruton School for Girls
  • Downside School
  • Hazlegrove Preparatory School
  • King’s Bruton
  • King’s College Taunton
  • King’s Hall School
  • Kingswood School
  • Millfield School
  • Monkton Combe School
  • North Hill House School
  • Perrott Hill School
  • Prior Park College
  • Queen’s College
  • Royal High School
  • Sexey’s School
  • Sidcot School
  • Taunton School
  • Taunton School International
  • Wellington School
  • Wells Cathedral School

Wiltshire

  • Bishopstrow College ISC
  • Chafyn Grove
  • Cricklade Manor Prep
  • Dauntseys School
  • Godolphin School
  • Marlborough College
  • Sandroyd School
  • St Mary’s School Calne
  • Stonar School
  • Warminster School
  • Wellington Academy

South East

South East

Major Cities: Brighton, Reading, Oxford

Berkshire

  • Bradfield College
  • Brockhurst and Marlston House
  • Downe House
  • Elstree School
  • Eton College
  • Heathfield School
  • Horris Hill School
  • Leighton Park School
  • License Victuallers School
  • Luckley House School
  • Ludgrove School
  • The Oratory Prep School
  • The Oratory School
  • Padworth College
  • Pangbourne College
  • Papplewick School
  • Queen Anne’s School
  • Reddam House School
  • St Georges School Ascot
  • St John’s Beaumont
  • St Mary’s School Ascot
  • Sunningdale School
  • Wellington College

Buckinghamshire

  • Godstowe Preparatory School
  • International School of Creative Arts
  • Royal Grammar School
  • St Edward’s School
  • Stowe School
  • Thornton College
  • Wycombe Abbey School

East Sussex

  • Ashdown House
  • Battle Abbey School
  • Bede’s
  • Bede’s Prep School
  • Brighton College
  • Claremont School
  • Eastbourne College
  • Frewen College
  • Mayfield School
  • Roedean School
  • Seaford College
  • St Andrews Prep School
  • Vinehall School

Hampshire

  • Bedales School
  • Boundary Oak School
  • Brockwood Park School
  • Embley
  • Forres Sandle Manor School
  • Grateley House School
  • Lord Wandsworth College
  • Moyles Court School
  • Rookwood School
  • Sherfield School
  • St John’s College
  • St Swithun’s School
  • The Pilgrims' School
  • Walhampton School
  • West Hill Park School
  • Winchester College

Kent

  • Ashford School
  • Beechwood Sacred Heart
  • Benenden School
  • Bethany School
  • CATS Canterbury
  • Cobham Hall School
  • Cranbrook School
  • Dover College
  • The Duke of York’s Royal Military School
  • Earlscliffe College
  • Farringtons School
  • Junior King’s School Canterbury
  • Kent College Canterbury
  • Kent College Pembury
  • King’s School Canterbury
  • King’s School Canterbury International
  • King’s School Rochester
  • Northbourne Park
  • Rochester Independent College
  • Sevenoaks School
  • Sir Roger Manwood’s School
  • St Edmund’s School
  • St Lawrence College
  • Sutton Valence School
  • Tonbridge School
  • Wellesley House Prep School

Oxfordshire

  • Abingdon School
  • Bloxham School
  • Burford School
  • Cherwell College
  • Cothill House School
  • d’Overbroeck's College
  • d’Overbroeck's ISC
  • Dragon School
  • Headington School
  • Kingham Hill School
  • Oxford International College
  • Oxford International Study Centre
  • Oxford Sixth Form College
  • Radley College
  • Rye St Antony
  • Shiplake College
  • Sibford School
  • St Clare’s Oxford
  • Summer Fields School
  • Tudor Hall School
  • Wychwood School

Surrey

  • ACS Cobham
  • Aldro School
  • Box Hill School
  • Caterham School
  • Charterhouse
  • City of London Freemen's School
  • Cranleigh School
  • Epsom College
  • Frensham Heights
  • Gordon’s School
  • Hurtwood House
  • King Edward’s Witley
  • Marymount International
  • More House School
  • Priors Field School
  • Reed’s School
  • Royal Russell School
  • St Catherine's School
  • St John’s Leatherhead
  • St Teresa's School
  • TASIS
  • The Royal Alexandra and Albert School
  • The Royal School Haslemere
  • The Yehudi Menuhin School
  • Whitgift School
  • Woldingham School
  • Woodcote House School

West Sussex

  • Ardingly College
  • Brambletye School
  • Burgess Hill Girls
  • Christ’s Hospital School
  • Copthorne Preparatory School
  • Cottesmore School
  • Farlington School
  • Great Ballard School
  • Handcross Park Prep School
  • Lancing College
  • Slindon College
  • Steyning Grammar School
  • The Prebendal School
  • Westbourne House School
  • Windlesham House School
  • Worth School

London

London

Major Cities: City of London, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea

  • Ashbourne College
  • CATS London
  • Chelsea Independent College
  • David Game College
  • DLD College London
  • Dulwich College
  • English National Ballet School
  • Kensington Park School
  • Mill Hill International
  • Mill Hill School
  • MPW College London
  • The Royal Ballet School
  • Westminster School

What is a Boarding School Guardianship?

For overseas students, one vital part is missing. The parents. A Guardianship programme should be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support the student when studying in the UK.

The responsibility is to be the link between the school, the parents and the student, and making sure the student is happy, and acting in loco parentis (as a parent would) for the child.

Unique to Boarders is that both the school, and the Boarding accommodation generally close during exeat weekends, and the longer school holidays. This in itself involves organisation, with a host family or transport arrangements, and unaccompanied minor services needing to be made if the child is travelling home alone.

The vital piece of the puzzle, that no International Student should be without. A Guardian should get to know the student as an individual, and help them in any way they can – to ultimately get the most out of their time in the UK. A student without a Guardian can feel lost and alone. It should offer that personal level of support, and make them feel as welcome as possible.

What do YES Guardians offer?

YES Guardians are unique, and offer the complete package. Everything we do is of a high standard, and we are continually improving.

Years of experience with Children and Young People from all across the world. Equally important, we aren’t just a Guardianship, we are also a host, and parents to school age children.

It goes without saying that our staff are fully security checked to the official UK Government requirements (DBS checked) and also offer extra in that we have a Paediatric Ward Manager as a director, as well as our other director who has worked with Children’s Social Services, looking after the most vulnerable of children.

In addition to the above, as a family hosting students comes naturally, having hosted in our own home for nearly ten years, so have that personal experience many other organisations do not.

Highest levels of Safeguarding training

With the above in mind, all of our staff have not just the basic, but enhanced level of security and safeguarding training available to them.

Home from Home host families

Hopefully the pictures on the website speak for themselves, but all of our host families are picked by our directors. All of the photos on our website are real, no stock images are used, and we love to receive the wonderful feedback from each host family about the students in their care. We try to work always with the following ethos in mind:

  • Every need met
  • We love to cook
  • Comfortable bedroom and environment
  • Located in easy reach of things to do

We always ask the question – would we be happy for our children to be in this environment….? We firmly believe the host family experience should enhance and enrich the life experience of the student whilst away from school, and also offer a comfortable, relaxing place to study.

YES Guardians offer host families all across the UK for the longer school holidays at Easter, Summer and Christmas as well as the Exeat weekends, so we understand the need to feel comfortable as parents that your children are going to a safe, friendly, warm environment.

Enhanced knowledge and experience of COVID Safety that goes beyond others.

Due to our experience in the National Health Service, our working knowledge of COVID guidelines, we feel is beyond those with formal training. Real life experience cannot be replicated in a course. This includes using COVID safe companies as drivers and Host Families.

What are the Guardian fees UK?

Our prices are always competitive. We understand that being an International School costs a lot of money, so having to appoint a Guardian is an extra expense. A list of our packages are available on this link.

Can a school act as a Guardian?

The short answer is no. The Guardian needs to be a separate entity to the school.

From September 2022, The BSA (Boarding School Association) have made it a requirement, in Standard 22.5 of their guidance on the UK Government Website – quote “Under no circumstances should school staff be appointed as a guardian for borders”.

The Guidance in full is available on the UK Government Website.

Why do you need a Guardian for Boarding School?

All overseas students need a named individual to secure their place in study. This is also vital for the tier 4 visa requirements for studying in the UK.

Many Boarding schools require them to be AEGIS accredited. YES Guardians have this accolade so you are in safe hands!

Having a trustworthy responsible adult in the UK acting on your behalf, or simply to ask any questions to is something we feel is essential.

Happy & safe students are our priority, and this is where YES Guardians can help you achieve peace of mind about your children while they study here in the UK.

We genuinely believe we offer a personal touch Guardianship service that is second to none of any other in the UK.

For a drop down list of schools, please see below.

Apply for Guardianship now

Someone will contact you straight back, or if you would like to send us a general question or enquiry, click the contact us button. We would love to hear from you, and hope you choose to start to begin your YES Guardians journey with us.

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