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welcome to guardians etc.

guardians etc. is an established and experienced guardianship agency for parents living outside the UK who have or plan to have children in UK boarding schools. Not only do we look after children once they have chosen their school, but we also offer a school placement service to help parents and children to obtain a place at the right school for them – we have placed students in Cheltenham Ladies College, Badminton, St Swithuns, Millfield, Queens College Taunton, Royal High School Bath, Sherborne Preparatory School, Taunton School, Taunton International School, Horris Hill, Clifton College, Downe House, Sherborne International, Kings College Taunton and Radley College.

We appreciate that deciding to send your child to study abroad is a huge and important decision and their welfare will be uppermost in your mind. Everything we do and every decision we make is based on the principle of answering the question of “how would we as parents want to be treated and what would we want for our children?”

As parents ourselves, we recognise that children only thrive, succeed and fulfil their potential if all aspects of their wellbeing are being monitored and looked after. We believe that we can only do this if we have regular and close interaction with all our students. We are based in Bristol and cover the towns and cities in the South of England. Our school placement service covers the whole of the UK.

Language need not be a barrier as we work with a wide range of interpreters for all nationalities and we can use these either for simple translations of documents or to accompany us in meetings and visits.

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guardianship services

Every overseas child attending a UK boarding school requires a guardian. We appreciate that selectin...
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school placement

We have a 100% success rate in placing students in their 1st choice school including Cheltenham Ladi...
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university applications

We have assisted many students with their university applications and have been successful in helpin...
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  • “guardians etc. provides an outstandingly high level of guardianship to each one of its international students. Each student is nurtured and well supported, at every stage, pastorally, socially and academically. guardians etc. seeks to enable international students to make the most of their education in the UK and to achieve of their best. Overseas parents, home stays and schools are overwhelmingly complimentary of the high levels of professionalism and the exemplary quality of care and support the students receive.” AEGIS
  • “I have known Amanda for many years and would have no hesitation in recommending her to look after your children whilst they are in the UK. They will be loved and cared for, for the entire duration of your guardianship with Amanda.” Housemistress
  • “Exeats at yours is really fun. We are all occupied in many enjoyable activities, all of which are very exhilarating. We are accepted by one another and we are like a big, happy family. The environment is very delightful and it's like living in a second home.” Year 8 student
  • “Thank you for the wonderful times during the past five years I have spent at your home. Never was I bored, you always had something interesting and enriching organised for us all. I have been so fortunate to have spent my half terms and exeat with you. Now in my first year at University I know you are still there, encouraging, supporting with your kind, knowledgeable ear!” Year 13 student