boarding school guardianship

our guardianship programme


Head Office Care Manager

A trustworthy service from an experienced team of professionals.


Safe and reliable transportation

A friendly face waiting at the airport to meet your child.


Half term and exeat accommodation

Choose a host family or our residential Relax & Revise programme.


Bright World Buddy system

Our Local Coordinator who lives close to the school.


24/7 emergency assistance

We will be there to help in an emergency on your behalf.

Covid-Safe host families, drivers and residential solutions

Bright World is proud to hold gold standard accreditation with AEGIS and now upholds the AEGIS Covid-19 Safe Charter.

Following a safe September return for our students we are now already turning our efforts towards the rest of the year. Our host families, drivers and residential staff are putting in place additional precautions to keep students safe during these times when they are away from school. Read more about our 6 point Covid-19 Support Plan here.

why do I need a guardian?

Lana Foster with a student

The majority of UK boarding schools require all overseas pupils to have a UK guardian. A guardian should be a responsible adult living in the UK who can be there in an emergency situation on behalf of parents.

For those parents who do not have a family friend to act as guardian, then they have the opportunity of choosing an AEGIS accredited UK Guardianship Organisation such as Bright World to act in Loco Parentis for their child.

This not only satisfies the Boarding School requirements but also the UKVI guidelines and keeps international students safe while they are not in school and are unaccompanied. Bright World is accredited to Gold standard - the highest possible standard in the UK.

why choose Bright World Guardianships?

The Bright World Guardianships Team

A trustworthy service from an experienced team of professionals 

A Bright World UK guardian will ensure that all the needs of your child are met and offers parents peace of mind and security in the knowledge that there is always someone there to give a helping hand. Our UK guardianship programme offers a total care package from day one of a student’s stay in the UK and throughout their study period.  

Bright World was established in 2000 and has been dedicated to offering UK guardianship to international students ever since. Our staff are all expertly trained in Child Protection and Customer Service to create the optimum service for parents and to provide the support and mentoring that young children studying in the UK require.  

safe and well-considered host family accommodation

Host Family

From time to time, students may need to leave school unexpectedly, their flight may be cancelled leaving a gap once the school has closed, they need to leave school during some leave weekends (exeats) and half term holidays.  Bright World can offer safe and secure host family accommodation during these planned and unexpected events.   

committed to safeguarding your child

Bright World Buddy with a Student

Bright World has been accredited by AEGIS, the Association for the Education & Guardianship of International Students, since 2006. Bright World is a gold standard member, offering guardianship at the highest standard possible in the UK.

culturally interesting and fun solutions for half term and Easter holiday breaks

Cambridge university sightseeing

Not all students want to go to a host family and are looking for something more exciting with a group of other like-minded individuals. Bright World has developed unique programmes in partnership with education and Activity experts to provide wonderful half term and Easter holiday options for our students.   

Blink for parents - your Bright World in the cloud

Blink for parents

Online communication portal for reports and notifications

Our clients (parents and their agents) benefit from the use of BLINK, our cloud-based parent portal where you will see a live timeline of our reports, visits and parents evenings feedback forms.   

a professional and caring organisation...

fees and what is included


£620 per term inc VAT £1,860 for one year

  • Your Guardianship Care Manager at Head Office. 

  • Emergency assistance for     unexpected events, cancelled flights,  suspension from school, illness. 

  • Liaising on your behalf with the school regarding exeat and half term arrangements.

  • Organisation of safe and efficient airport transfers and other travel for your child within the UK. 

  • Sourcing and checking of a suitable host family for exeats and half terms and in unexpected situations.

  • Annual enhanced DBS checks and inspections of host families and screening of drivers on your behalf.  

  • Your child’s Buddy will keep in touch throughout the year, calling and emailing, always on the end of the phone if they need to talk.

  • 24/7 emergency phone service for students and parents.

  • Privileged access to Blink, our online parent portal - see reports, manage your account, submit flight details. View host family & driver profiles. 

Optional extras

£1,500 per year can be negotiated

  • Host family accommodation £45 per night.

  • Relax & Revise Programme £85 per night.

  • Additional Parents Evening 

  • Extra visit to school or host family on request £20 per hour plus mileage at 45p per mile.

  • Airport transfers - price according to distance. A small administration fee of £5 added for each journey organised by Bright World to cover the cost of enchanced DBS checks and screening. 

  • Airport Angel service. We can collect your child from the aircraft and escort through customs or escort to aircraft on return from £85.

  • Fuel allowance of 45p per mile for host families collecting the student from school.

  • Mandarin & Russian parent support service £200 per year plus VAT.  

Start your guardianship journey with Bright World

Search our schools list

  • Find out about Bright World Guardianships at your chosen school. We offer high quality guardianship, host families and travel services across the UK and you can search for your school here. We offer guardianship at over 400 schools. In case you can't find your school just get in touch and ask.

Your Local Host Family

Host family search

  • Browse our large database of host families close to the school by using our host family selection tool. You can then select your favourite host families based on those that best suit your requirements. We will then give you an availability update on the families that you choose.