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. The importance of assigning a professional guardian for international students at UK boarding schools cannot be overestimated.
Box Hill School is committed to ensuring the safety of all their students and therefore insists on students using a guardianship agency that is inspected and accredited by AEGIS (Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students).
For those parents who do not have a UK contact, Box Hill School has entered into a strategic partnership with Bright World Guardianships as their preferred provider of guardianship services.
A choice of two service programmes is offered to suit all students' needs (Essential and PLUS) and to ensure that safeguarding standards are met whilst remaining cost-effective for their parents.
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.
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.
In 2021, 2022 and 2023, we were named winners in the Guardianship Organisation category at the prestigious Study Travel Secondary awards. This award is won through the independent vote of schools across the UK, agents and suppliers who nominate their preferred Guardianship service.
The online portal was designed to meet the needs of overseas parents and students and includes a unique Host Family Selection tool. Our Student App is available to download and contains all the information a student will need to guide them through their guardianship programme.
Bright World can offer safe and secure host family accommodation during both planned and unexpected events. Find more about our host families below.
Director of Guardianships
Su is a long standing member of the Bright World team and heads up our Guardianship and Safeguarding Departments. Su will be overseeing our strategic partnership with Box Hill School and will manage our student activities there.
Local Coordinator and Bright World Buddy
Once you have enrolled, you will receive a profile of Our Local Coordinator and Bright World Buddy. They will visit your child and attend parents' evenings on your behalf and stay in touch throughout your guardianship programme.