During their time at Sidcot, all international students must have an Educational Guardian. Guardians may be a relative or a family friend who is over 21 years of age and resident in the UK. They may not be a full-time student. The Guardian must be appointed by parents before the student arrives in the UK.

The Guardian is a link between parents and school. They provide support and advice to the student and are responsible for the following:

  • arranging travel to and from the UK in conjunction with the parents
  • arranging travel to and from the school
  • ensuring the student does not leave school early or arrive late
  • providing time at the beginning and end of term for the student to recover from jet lag or prepare for travel
  • providing a home at half term
  • providing details of leave arrangements
  • taking responsibility for a student during an emergency
  • providing a home for the student if unwell during term time.

We appreciate that not all parents will know a suitable person who can assume the role of Guardian to their child. Whilst we don’t promote one Guardianship over another,  a list of approved Guardians with responsibility for current Sidcot students can be found here: AEGIS (Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students).

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