Cambridge Guardians
Cambridge Guardians
Bespoke UK Guardianship and Educational Advice
Established in 1995

Cambridge Guardians provides a quality, bespoke Guardianship service for students and their families. We were established in 1995 to provide support to international students who were studying at independent day and boarding schools throughout the East of England. 

We have a wealth of experience supporting students while they study in the UK and a deep understanding of the challenges facing parents and their children over large distances and across different time zones. 

Our priority is to ensure that your child is well cared for and looked after throughout their UK education. Your child’s safety and wellbeing are central to our care. Our services are designed to help your child settle down in their new environment by working closely with the school on your behalf, a partnership which ultimately leads to success in your child’s academic pursuits.  

We are based in the centre of the beautiful city of Cambridge, home of one of the world’s most prestigious universities. As a centre of educational excellence Cambridge and the surrounding area is home to a number of outstanding independent schools. We are ideally located to provide local guardianship services to international students throughout the East of England.

Our experience is rooted in education, we have an in depth knowledge of the UK school system and firsthand knowledge of excellent local schools. We are able to give personalised educational advice to both you and your child throughout their time in the UK. We recognise that the success of your child’s education is based on a strong partnership between the school and their parents. We support that partnership and can also look after your child by placing them with one of our responsible and caring host families.

 With our understanding of the education system and our links with outstanding local independent schools, we are also able to provide guidance when choosing the right school for your child. We look not only at high academic standards but also on the caring atmosphere and ethos of the school helping you place your child in an environment where they are both happy and successful.

Cambridge Guardians are an AEGIS Gold Standard accredited organisation. By choosing us,  you can be sure that you are choosing the highest standards of care and understanding.

Find out more about Cambridge Guardians.

24 Hour Emergency on Call
We are available at all times during term time to help you when you need us most.
Regular Contact
We are in regular contact with parents keeping you up to date.
Host Families
We arrange a friendly and responsible host family to look after your child.
Transport and Transfers
We organise transport requests using our trusted preferred providers.
School Meetings
We attend school events on your behalf, supporting your child's progress.
Bespoke Service
We are happy to assist with your requests, your child's wellbeing is of great importance to us.


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    Easter Online Revision Courses

    We are pleased to offer online Easter Revision courses in:

    IGCSE English, Biology, Physics, and Latin with Inspiring Tutors
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    AEGIS Covid and Travel Update

    UK Covid regulations have been recently updated.

    While it is no longer law in England to self-isolate if a student has COVID-19, it is still recommended by NHS to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. This helps reduce the chance of passing COVID-19 on to others. From the messaging we have so far seen from schools, self-isolation of symptomatic or positive international boarders will continue. Regular testing has ceased however testing of symptomatic children will continue, and testing after 5 days of a positive test to check for a negative result will be in place.
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    Easter holiday camp at Cambridge Melchior College

    Cambridge Guardians are delighted to have partnered with Cambridge Melchior College to offer a residential option for students this Easter.

    If you are looking for an alternative option for your child this Easter, Cambridge Guardians, in partnership with Cambridge Melchior College, are delighted to offer a full board residential Easter camp at Cambridge Melchior College. This self-contained secure campus is set in a village 15 minutes outside of Cambridge. The campus offers high-quality teaching and residential facilities, providing an ideal, spacious, and safe location for study and recreation. Your child will be very well looked after in a homely atmosphere with a fun programme of activities, workshops, games and trips* . The ASIC and QISAN accreditation means the programmes meet high quality standards in management, resources and environment, teaching, welfare and care of under 18s.
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    Orwell Park Open Morning

    Orwell Park Open Morning Saturday 9th October

    With Covid restrictions easing, Orwell Park are thrilled to be opening their doors again to prospective families for an Open Morning on Saturday 9th October.

    Cambridge Guardians are experienced in providing Guardianship and school placement for students who board at Orwell Park.

    For parents looking for school entry in September 2022 now is the time to start looking at school options. For our international students and parents we are happy to help arrange in person visits, virtual tours and online meetings with schools.

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    Featured in the Education Checklist, distributed with The Guardian on Saturday 21st August 2021

    Cambridge Guardians are delighted to feature in the Education Checklist, distributed with The Guardian on Saturday 21st August 2021

    How we help international students and parents

    ​Guardianship - giving you reassurance that your child is well looked after while in the UK
    Educational Advice - helping with all the decisions about your child's education
    School finding - helping you find the right school for your child
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    August travel update

    August Travel Update

    We are looking forward to welcoming back our students returning to school in September and meeting our new arrivals!

    UK Entry Requirements have been updated:

    Travel and quarantine

  • Orwell Park Virtual Open Morning

    Cambridge Guardians are experienced in providing Guardianship and school placement for students who board at Orwell Park. We offer caring host families who provide a safe and welcoming home from home for holidays and times when boarding is closed.

    Orwell Park School is holding a Virtual Open Morning this coming Saturday 8th May, 10.00 am (UK time) finishing around 11 am.
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    Partnership with EasyA - Instant Online Maths Tuition

    What is EasyA?

    At Cambridge Guardians we are keen to give our students access to the tools to help them learn. Our partnership with EasyA gives students on-demand access to Oxbridge tutors in minutes via an App on their phone. By getting students help right when they need it, EasyA make it easy for any student to achieve higher grades. Phil, a Cambridge graduate founded EasyA to solve a big problem he faced for years, both as a student himself and when working as a tutor: getting students help right at the point in time they need it. He and his co-founder Dom have recruited an impressive number of Oxbridge graduates who are skilled at helping students learn. With an average session of 30 minutes students are able to quickly access a maths tutor who will guide them through the question, explaining how to find the answer and helping the student to actively learn.
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    Invitation to St Mary's Cambridge International Student Open Morning

    Invitation to St Mary's Cambridge International Student Open Morning

    Cambridge Guardians are experienced in providing Guardianship and school placement for girls who board at St Mary's. We offer caring host families who provide a safe and welcoming home from home for holidays and times when school is closed.

    Potential families and agents are invited to join St Mary's for their International Student Open Morning, which will be running on Thursday 18 March 2021 between 9:30am and 12:30pm UK time. The event is completely free to attend!

    This morning will consist of personal Zoom meetings to give agents and families the opportunity to meet key members of their Academic and Pastoral teams. They are available to answer any questions you may have on any aspect of life and learning at St Mary’s, as well as the practicalities of applying from overseas.
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    Schools are reopening on March 8th 2021

    Cambridge Guardians are looking forward to welcoming back our international students.
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    Happy Chinese New Year

    Happy Chinese New Year!

    On Friday 12th February 2021, Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival) begins. It is a goodbye to the Year of the Rat and hello to the Year of the Ox.

    The lunar new year is a chance to start fresh, see loved ones and share in the hope of good things to come.
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    February Travel Update

    February Travel Update

    We are looking forward to our students who are currently at home being able to return to school soon.

    UK Entry Requirements have changed:

    Travel corridors have closed and people must self-isolate after arriving in the UK, even if they have tested negative. On arrival, a completed passenger locator form and proof of a negative coronavirus test is required:
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    Christmas holiday camp at Academy St Albans

    Christmas holiday camp at Academy St Albans.

    Cambridge Guardians are delighted to have partnered with Oxford International to offer a residential option for students unable to travel home this Christmas.
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    Last weekend Heather attended the annual Independent Schools Show in London. This event gives parents the opportunity to meet a huge selection of Independent Schools in one convenient Location.
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    AEGIS and BSA Annual Conference - MAGIC


    Last week Heather attended the two day MAGIC conference keeping us up to date with all things to do with UK Guardianship. AEGIS (The Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) and the BSA (The Boarding Schools' Association) have recently entered a partnership to work together in the best interests of our International students.