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UK Education System – State and Public Schools

With traditions of academic excellence dating back hundreds of years and world renowned institutions in every corner, it comes as no surprise that the UK has become one of the top destinations to study. This article will explain key points related to the education system in the UK; however, please note that some practices differ in Scotland.   National Curriculum: Key stages The National Curriculum was established in 1988, provides a framework for education in England and Wales for students between the ages of 5 and 18. While the National Curriculum is followed by most state schools, some private schools…

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Dedicated UK Guardianship Administration Officer

If you book educational guardianship services with UKGuardianship, the first thing we will do is appoint you with a dedicated AO (Administration Officer). Your AO will be your main point of contact before and during your time in the UK. This means that you will always speak to the same person if you have any questions or problems while you are studying in the UK.   What is the role of my UK guardian? Your UK guardian (Administration Officer) will look after you while you are in the UK. They will not be in the school with you but you…

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What to Expect from a School Guardian

It is becoming more and more common for international students to study in day and boarding schools in the UK; however, studying and living in another country can be a daunting and scary experience. Therefore, it is important that there is someone in the UK that the student trusts and can turn to if they are not happy or if they have a problem.   Do I need a guardian to study in the UK? If you are travelling to the UK without your parents, your housemaster will usually look after your guardianship needs while you are at school. However,…

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Day and boarding schools for guardianship students in the UK

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Choosing which school to go to or send your children to is an extremely difficult decision, especially if the schools are in a different country. The first thing you need to decide is whether you would like a boarding school or a day school, but do you know the difference between these two types of schools?   What is a boarding school? If you choose a boarding school, you/your child will study and live at the school. During term time, the school provides accommodation, meals and extra activities in addition to full-time education.   What is a day school? If…

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Guardianship for overseas students in the UK

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What is a guardian? Many students aged under 18 choose to study at boarding schools or day schools in the UK and it is often not practical for their parents to travel with them. In these cases, a UK-based guardian is usually appointed to act as the parents’ representative and take care of the student’s welfare and educational needs while in the UK. The guardian is sometimes a friend or family member; however, as this is a big responsibility, guardianship organisations are often used.   Do I need a guardian if I want to study in the UK? It is…

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