Guardianship

Guardianship requirements for students without a family member in the UK.

Often education agents include the arrangement of guardians in their service to families; alternatively families can apply direct to AEGIS. It is the responsibility of each family, and not the school, to ensure that the guardian is in place.

Our guardianship requirements

All students who do not have a family member living in the UK are legally required to have a guardian in the UK. Where a family member is not available in the UK, we will not accept a student to St Mary's School until a guardian is appointed.

Agents

Often education agents include the arrangement of guardians in their service to families. Alternatively, families can apply direct to AEGIS. It is the responsibility of each family, and not the school, to ensure that the guardian is in place.

Guardians must:

  • Live within 75 miles of the school.
  • Be available to host the student during the school holidays, as well as in exceptional circumstances, such as owing to illness or disciplinary issues and must be fully responsible for making travel and accommodation arrangements for your daughter during these times.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with parents, the school and the student.
  • Be able to come to the school at short notice, if necessary.
  • Represent parents at parents' evenings and other school activities, which might normally be attended by parents.