Every boarder whose home is overseas or whose parents currently live or are posted abroad must have a nominated guardian for the duration of their stay at Claremont. This guardian must be resident in the UK and, ideally, within a reasonable journey of the school.
The role of the guardian is mainly to take charge of the student and be the parents’ representative in their absence.
Key points involved in the guardian’s duties include the following:
- To take charge and care of overseas students during half term holidays.
- To attend relevant Parents’ Evenings and school events where a parental presence is required or invited.
- To accompany the student, in the case of parental absence, to the Induction Day at the beginning of the first term.
- To support the boarder and family in cases of medical emergency
Whilst we do not arrange guardians or recommend a specific agency, we are happy to provide the details of reputable agencies that some of our other parents use.
All guardianship agencies provide a variety of plans and fees to suit individual needs.
In the event of an emergency, the guardian will be the first point of contact. Parents will, of course, also be contacted, but the guardian will act in their absence in loco parentis.