It may not always be possible to return home at exeats and half terms and the school do not allow children to remain at school during these designated vacation periods.
The time period between finishing school and the travel arrangements, may require time spent with a hosting family to bridge the gap
The relationship between the child and the Hosting Family is crucial. A child must feel relaxed and happy. The Host Family must encourage the child to engage with British Culture, and take part in theatre visits, museums, theme parks or activities such as horse riding and sailing.
St James’s Guardians takes a great pride in ensuring that your child is matched with a family with similar interests and loves.
Individually match a child with a suitable Hosting Family
We interview all members of the Hosting Family and conduct a full household inspection
Check the Host Family’s suitability with the Disclosure and Barring Service (Police check)
Obtain two reference checks with long standing colleagues or friends
Host Family Guide Book and contract signed
Regular re-inspection of Host Families to ensure suitability for our students’ happiness and welfare