Host Families

What is a host family?

Host families are at the heart of successful Guardianship. They are the ‘home away from home’ for your child and will play an important part in his or her time in the UK.

We will match your child with a host family close to school and, if your child is happy there, this family will essentially become the ‘English Mum and Dad’ whilst your child is in the UK. Your son or daughter will stay with their host family during exeat weekends and holiday periods and will be welcomed into the family whole-heartedly. Students tell us how much they enjoy the experience of being part of a British family and many maintain friendships with their host families long after they have left school.

Your child will have a room of his or her own at the host family’s house, with a desk for study, and will share three meals a day with the family. We meet all our host families personally to ensure that they meet the very highest standards, not just of accommodation and meals, but also of care and support.

Many of our families have worked in British boarding schools and wish to stay connected to that world, others seek a cultural experience for their own children but all share our values and a common attitude of warmth and kindness.

As a school we want to work with Guardians who take an informed interest in their students and who take full responsibility for their welfare. In my experience Pippa’s Guardians is the only agency that does this

Housemaster,
Cheltenham College

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