All international students whose parents do not live in the UK are required to have a suitable UK guardian.
The role of the UK guardian is:
- to act 'in loco parentis' - that is, in place of the student’s parents and with their authority - in the event of any day-to-day issues that arise during the student’s stay, or in a crisis or emergency. This could be if a student is taken ill or has an accident.
- to make travel arrangements and look after the student during all school holidays, in consultation with their parents.
- to make all necessary arrangements if the student is suspended or expelled from School.
A guardian must be:
- over 25 years of age
- resident in the UK
- live in a fixed abode
They can be:
- a family member
- a family friend
- a recognised guardian
A guardian cannot be in a relationship with the international student nor can they be a full-time student themselves.
If we think a guardian is unsuitable, we will ask parents to arrange a new one, but they should not terminate an agreement with a guardian before finding an alternative. Please note that we cannot recommend or arrange a guardian for you.
Clifton High School must receive full contact details of the guardian, together with a copy of a signed agreement between parents and guardian.