guardianship fees - what does it all cost?

guardianship fees and what is included


£620 per term including VAT

  • Your own Guardianship Care Manager available to you 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 or for unexpected situations. 

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

  • Your child's Buddy will visit at least twice per year, after which a full report will be uploaded to your Blink portal.

  • Sourcing and checking of a suitable host family for exeats and half terms and/or in unexpected situations- exclusive use of Bright World's Host Family Selection Tool so you can help us choose your host family

  • 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 Platform - see reports, manage your account, submit flight details. View host family & driver profiles. 

extra costs

We usually charge £500 deposit to pay for optional extras although this can be negotiated according to your needs.

  • Host family accommodation £45 per night

  • Additional Parents Evening £60 plus mileage

  • Extra visits to school or host family on request £30 per hour

  • All visits are subject to a 45p fuel allowance charge.

  • 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 Counselling and translation services £300 per year plus VAT

  • Russian Parent Support service £200 plus VAT  

James Foster, Commercial Director

James Foster, Commercial Director

If you are not intending to use our host family or travel service then we can reduce the expenses fund to suit your needs. This will considerably reduce UK guardianship costs. James manages our student and parent finances and will ensure that your fees and disbursements account is kept up to date.

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