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The Programme

We understand that sending your child to a school abroad is a big decision. Having a guardian lets you know that there is always someone to give a helping hand and to look after your child. We, therefore, know that it is imperative for you and your child to know that will be in good hands before, during and after the stay. Hence why, having a guardian whilst your child is away puts your mind at ease and they feel safe and confident abroad.  The guardian remains responsible for the child throughout the stay in the UK and will be in constant touch with both, you and your child. The guardian will also inform you regularly of your child’s progress.

The school year is divided into three terms:

  • Autumn: September - December
  • Spring: January - March
  • Summer: April - July

Schools participating in this programme are selected very carefully on their record of academic achievement and for their enthusiasm in accepting students from other countries. These schools comment that they benefit as much from the cultural exchange as the foreign students themselves.

Great care is taken to regulate the number of students of any one nationality within the same school to ensure maximum integration and to encourage the use of English at all times. Schools are generally located in small communities and not in large cities.

Students live with a carefully selected host family within easy reach of the school and their Local Coordinator is available by telephone and email. We encourage students to become fully involved in the social life of the local community.

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  • Dates: September to July
  • Duration: 3 or 12 months
  • Ages: 11 - 17 years old


The opportunity to attend a government funded school and live with a British host family in your area of choice (subject to availability). For anyone looking to experience a fully integrated programme to improve their English, whilst experiencing life as a British student, our State School Programme is the perfect choice.

What is included

  • Accommodation and meals at host family
  • Four airport transfers (September, December, January & July)
  • Weekly contact from your Local Co-ordinator
  • Four pastoral care reports during the year (October, December, April, July)
  • Local transport
  • Attendance at school functions eg. parent and teacher meetings
  • Expenses deposit
  • Emergency contact 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
  • School lunches
  • School Uniform or similar colours to match the uniform

For Students

Before arriving in the UK you will receive confirmation of your host family in a pack with pictures and contact details.

We encourage students to contact their host families before arriving.

You will also have the name and contact details of your Local Co-ordinator who will visit you within the first two weeks to introduce themselves and to remind you that if you need anything do not hesitate to make contact. After that, there is weekly contact which will include a personal visit every 4 weeks.

Please Note:

  1. Christmas stay is not included,
  2. Examination fees and Christmas accommodation is not included
  3. Non-EU passport holders can attend this programme for a maximum of 6 months

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