Oxford Guardians provides comprehensive and personal guardianship services for international children and students studying at UK educational establishments from primary/preparatory school through to university.
We provide our services to students at boarding schools as well as independent day schools and Sixth Form Colleges and Universities. Our team of local guardians and our homestay families operate in most regions of England and Wales.
We take care of the student’s needs before they come to the UK by helping with documentation and travel plans as well as preparing the student for their new life at a British School or University. On arrival we meet the student and take them to their new place of study. After that Oxford Guardians is there to support them for the duration of their stay in matters related to health, welfare, homestay, academic, university decisions, interests and hobbies, travel and visas and so much more besides.
Our Team of Local Guardians, Homestays, Translators and Tutors are truly here to help each of our students to be successful.
We offer three levels of Guardianship Services aimed at school students and two packages aimed at university students, and we are always happy to adjust these to fit the individual requirements. Central to our guardianship is building up the relationship between the local guardian and the student so all of our guardianship ‘packages’ include meeting and visiting the student throughout the academic year. We also recognise that for many parents the UK education system may not be very familiar and this is why we offer all students and their parents academic support and why we always attend parents’ evenings as an integral part of our guardianship services.
Please see our downloadable brochures below for each package, as well as details on the Extra Care package as well as additional services:
Should you have any questions, please call us on:
- +441604 857655
- +447800 804 041
Extra Care Package
Available for Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Farsi, French, Italian, Korean, Russian, Thai.
EP includes a monthly call to the student with our native speaker plus regular contact from our native speaker with the parents (up to 4 hours per month) during the academic year.
Additional Services Include*
• Meeting students and their parents at the airport with an OG representative
• Accompanying parents to school with an OG translator
• Accompanying students on university/school visits
• Extra visits above the specified guardianship package
• Phone calls in an emergency with an OG translator
• Storage of belongings during the school holidays
• Support with visa applications
• Helping to buy school uniform
*An additional charge will apply
This level of service is suggested for younger students up to the age of 14 or for those students needing a lot of support. Taking this service means that the student will meet their local guardian every 10 days throughout the school year.
This is our standard and most popular package. It offers students a high level of support and care during their studies. Suitable for all children over 13 years old. Students are visited by their local guardian five times per term.
For more independent and self-sufficient students, basic guardianship students have visits two to three times per term. Recommended for students in sixth form who have previously studied in the UK.
For students starting university we offer two different different packages. The first package includes a visit once a term, and regular text/phone contact with the guardian. The second does not include a termly visit. We recognise that the move to more independence can be quite challenging as well as exciting so having a UK based guardian with extensive knowledge of university life can be very supportive and reassuring for students and their parents. For more details on the two packages see the downloadable brochure above.