Many parents living overseas wish to educate their children in the UK or Ireland. As these parents are not resident in these countries, under British law (the Children Acts 1980 & 1989) each child receiving full-time education (more than 12 weeks) must have a legally appointed guardian. Without a guardian who can carry out all of the below requirements, it is not possible to educate a child from overseas in British schools.
The legal reasons for this are:

  • The child must have someone at age 25 and above who will bear all responsibility for him/her whilst abroad, and this person must be legally appointed by the parents
  • This guardian has the power to make decisions regarding emergency medical treatment / operations if required
  • The guardian has the duty to represent the interests of the child in the court of England and Wales or the court of Ireland, in the Immigration Offices, police and other legal institutions
  • The guardian will organise a place to live in case of illness, suspension or expulsion from school

In addition to the above legal reasons,  Intense Educational will carry out the following duties connected with the child's stay at school:

  • To represent the child's best interests with the school authorities in the case of academic or pastoral problems
  • At the start of the academic year various items must be purchased for the child i.e. school uniform, books and equipment, name tags for clothing, bedding, telephone card
  • Travel arrangements must be made for the child at the start and end of term, for exeat weekends and over half terms
  • To keep records on visa data
The child's finances will be supervised by Intense Educational to ensure that the child has adequate funds for daily expenses and that school bills received at the end of each term are paid

Guardianship services

  • Search and allocation of a host family
  • Assisting in the application for visas and collection of BRP
  • Provision of all transport within the UK including any transfers required between schools and to and from host families
  • School visits, travel and accommodation arrangements for visiting parents
  • Constant liaison with children during term time
  • Constant liaison with schools
  • Constant liaison with host families
  • Ordering and purchasing of school uniform, name tapes and bedding
  • Assistance with purchase of air and train tickets
  • Assistance with SIM cards purchase and top up
  • Visits to schools on request
  • Translation service (English-Russian-English)
  • Payment of school fees or other expenses on behalf of the parents and the student with a termly financial report
  • Assistance with school selection, additional courses, applications and visits
Intense Educational Ltd
Office 5a, Wessex House
St. Leonards Road
Bournemouth, BH8 8QS, UK

Tel: +44(0)1202 290007
Fax: +44(0)1202 290007