​Educational guardianship in the UK, US and Switzerland.

Schools, universities and colleges expect any child under 18 years of age to have an appointed guardian. Schools will contact the guardian on regular basis with any information or queries related to the student, including health, wellbeing and holiday arrangements.

With a wealth of experience and access to the finest resources in international education, Carfax Guardians promises the very best support for your child and complete peace of mind for you. We provide comprehensive guardianship and pastoral services for pupils studying at British boarding schools, and whose parents live overseas. Practical support for foreign students at British universities is also offered.

​What guardians do?

When children study away from home, they need a stable, safe, and worry-free environment to thrive. Carfax Guardians represent your child in a foreign country and arrange access to those important provisions that children need in everyday life.

“Carfax is a fantastic organisation! Great customer support from beginning to end of the process. The team are really informed and go the extra mile at every stage.”

Kevin, 2021

​Fully accredited for total peace of mind

Carfax Guardians is an accredited member of the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students (AEGIS) and Boarding Schools’ Association which certifies that we maintain the highest standards in full accordance with the law.

Exceptional is the only standard we know

Boarding Schools

The guardian will help with any arrangements to prepare for the school year from completing all forms and making subject choices.Our guardians will visit your child at school, attend parents’ evenings and sport events, sign documents and grant permissions on your behalf, send off school reports to translate if required, arrange access to emergency money and bank accounts, organize home stay during holidays and additional tuition.

Day Schools

Guardianship in day schools is available for both families who are relocating to the UK and would like educational guardians to help them while settling down, and to the families who wish for their children to study at a day school and live with a host family.

Guardians will help in preparing children for school if required, make all necessary purchases, and will look after their academic development.


Although guardianship is not required for students over the age of 18, the support and advice of a dedicated professional can help a student adapt to a new environment. Guardians can alleviate your worries when facing the unknown: local laws, university rules, flat rental practices, access to health services, and other important provisions of adult life. Carfax Guardians will provide young people with recourse to extra help and advice while they are learning to live independently.

Special Education Needs

Carfax Guardians is the only company in the UK providing guardianship for overseas students with special educational needs. Our services range from making sure children with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia and other learning difficulties are happy at their boarding schools to providing everything they need to succeed in their educational and life pursuits. Both options, Educational Guardian and Guardian Host Family, are available for your child.


Many services offered by Carfax Guardians are available for children studying in Swiss and US schools and Universities. From making necessary purchases, to attending parents’ evenings, to providing around-the-clock availability and emergency response, Carfax Guardians work as a seamless link between your child and you, no matter where you are.

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