Covid-Safe half terms, exeats and Christmas 2020

what are the options?


host family stays

first class guardianship at over 400 UK boarding schools across the UK


residential option

Offered at All UK universities for the under '18s.

what can my child do for the October 2020 half term?

October half term

Many of our students who are from countries exempt from quarantine on return to the UK, may well fly home to see their families. For those who are staying in the UK, they may opt to stay in school if that option is available to them.

For students not able to fly home or stay in school, Bright World has two options available...

host family stays

Staying with a host family remains the most popular choice for students remaining in the UK for half terms. The October 2020 half term will be very popular as many students who would normally be going home will decide to stay in the UK. Not all schools are staying open for students so Bright World host families are available to host our guardianship students.

For the reassurance of parents and agents overseas, all of our host families will have signed up for our Covid-19 Safe Plan for Host Families, should students fall ill with Covid-19 symptoms while they are staying with them. Our host families are also putting in place additional precautions to keep students safe during these times when they are away from school. Read more about the additional precautions here.

Relax & Revise in Cambridge - with a difference

A favoured option among students wanting an alternative to host family stay is our Relax & Revise Programme in Cambridge. This year the October 2020 half term will be different and students will benefit from single ensuite bedrooms and a programme specifically designed to maintain social distancing and to avoid risk of infection. 

Christmas 2020 - what if I need to stay in the UK?

Christmas front door

Some students need to stay in the UK for Christmas this year due to travel restrictions and quarantine rules possibly still being in place.

Host family stay

Just as with half term, we have host families available and willing to host students for Christmas. Parents or students should contact their Guardianship Care Manager to request a Christmas host family.

Relax & Revise @ Christmas

A favoured option among students wanting an alternative to host family stay is our Relax & Revise Programme in Cambridge. Join Cambridge Melchior College for a truly festive experience.