Welcome to Guardians UK


Guardians UK offers a small and personal service, providing a complete guardianship to pupils whose parents live overseas from Prep School through to Sixth Form.

We are based at Taunton School, in Taunton, Somerset, but the guardianship also covers students in schools around the South West of England.  All our schools are within a 2 hour radius, so we are always nearby if needed.

The benefit of us looking after your child if they are at Taunton School, Taunton Preparatory School, Taunton School International or Taunton School International Middle School is that they can come to ask us for assistance and support during the school day.

We know from our own experience how strange and new everything feels for children when they first arrive in the UK and how important it is to feel supported and secure.

As a small Guardianship we pride ourselves on the personal service we offer. We make sure our students know us well, they feel supported and secure, and ensure they are happy, offering encouragement with regard to their academic progress.

What we provide


Student Guardianship – We provide a 24 hour, 7 day a week support, advice and assistance for students, families, schools and agents.  We operate  a 24-hour Emergency Mobile phone for ease of contact.

Homestay Arrangements - Our host families are well known to us and they provide a warm and caring home for the students whilst away from school during holiday periods. Our Host Families are carefully picked, CRB checked, then matched to student requirements.

Airport Transfers – We offer transfers to and from the airport and host families by train, coach, taxi or personal driver.  All our drivers are CRB checked.

Attending school events  - We are on hand to attend Parents evenings, and events on behalf of the parents if required

School Visits and advice  - We are happy to give advice and assist in applications to future schools, and can also organise drivers to take students to visit prospective  schools.

Guardians UK 2013 Brochure