Bede's Senior School requires that parents of children who are currently living outside the UK appoint a guardian who can oversee their child while he or she is in the country.
Guardians may attend parents’ evenings, attend school functions and be available for pupils if they are unwell and need to spend a period of time away from school at short notice. Additionally, pupils can stay with their guardian during certain holidays such as half-term as an alternative to travelling home.
Responsible guardianship services can be found through AEGIS, the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Pupils.
Guardians and host families cannot, even for temporary periods, be appointed or arranged by the School.