Arranging an educational guardian for your child
Kent College, like other independent schools in the UK requires all parents to appoint an educational Guardian who will look after the welfare of their child. Guardians must be aged over 25 years
and resident in the UK and be less than two hours travel from school. Guardians should be able to commit to assuming delegated parental responsibility in case of emergencies and to ensure the safety
and wellbeing of your child. They should be the parents' representative in the UK and be able to attend parent evenings if required, arrange appropriate transportation to and from the school for your
child and visit them during term time as needed.
Whilst Kent College cannot make individual recommendations for guardian agencies, we would advise parents to only use guardian companies accredited by AEGIS (The Association for Education and Guardianship
of International Students) or the BSA (Boarding School Association) Parents must complete a Guardian consent form at this stage.
Aegis can be contacted at http://www.aegisuk.net
AEGIS registered guardians include;
Arranging a visa to study in a uk boarding school
If you need a visa to study at an independent school in the UK you should read the information linked here [https://www.gov.uk/child-study-visa]
If your child is aged between 7 years to 17 years you will need to apply for a child Tier 4 visa and a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS).
Kent College is on the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) register of Tier 4 sponsors, and is therefore allowed to issue a CAS once the student’s place at school is confirmed, the Guardian agreement is in place, the deposit has been paid, and evidence of funds to cover 1 year’s fees have all been provided.
To support your application Kent College has appointed Newland Chase Education who specialise in immigration services for the education field in the United Kingdom. Their clients include many of the UK’s most prestigious universities and colleges and independent schools.