UK School Guardianship

SKD’s wealth of knowledge and experience in providing guardianship gives parents the comfort and reassurance they need, that their child is being looked after by caring and experienced individuals within the UK.

SKD is able to administer all arrangements between parents, the school and the appointed guardian family, to support the child’s general welfare and to provide an accessible and supportive home base during half-term holidays and exeat weekends.

We have experience in providing guardianship to students from all over the world, including Africa, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Russia and Thailand.

With the increasing number of international students attending UK boarding schools, the provision of good quality, caring guardianship is of great importance and it plays a crucial role in the welfare and well-being of these students as they adapt to life in a different culture.



UK School Guardianship


  • 24 hour telephone contact number in case of emergency
  • Selection of a suitable guardian family who will welcome your child into their home
  • General liaison with the school
  • Arranging for your child to be met on arrival in the UK and escorted safely to school
  • Close liaison with the guardian family regarding arrangements for half-terms and exeat weekends
  • Travel arrangements including booking of airline tickets, travel to and from school etc
  • Assistance with passport and visa formalities


  • Monitoring of academic progress
  • Attending parent/staff meetings and important school functions
  • Discussing and advising on subject selection for public examinations and qualifications in conjunction with the school
  • Visiting your child

Guardian family

  • Appointment of a carefully selected and approved guardian family, who will:
    • provide a secure and supportive home environment
    • provide a  high standard of accommodation
    • liaise regularly with the school and SKD regarding your child
    • attend relevant school functions on your behalf eg. Parent teacher meetings and school events


  • Supervision of financial outgoings including payment of:
    • guardian family’s allowances and expenses
    • non-educational expenses
    • travel expenses to/from school including train and airline tickets
    • school fees and ‘extras’, school uniform, pocket money and private health insurance, as appropriate