King's requires that every pupil who resides overseas has a guardian based in the UK.

Guardianship must be arranged prior to arrival and the School be notified of contact details. Guardians act in loco parentis and, in certain circumstances such as illness or essential emergency school closure, may be required to take care of a pupil in their own homes. They must, therefore, be responsible adults aged 23 or older, homeowners, speaks good English and live within reasonable travelling distance of King’s.

If parents do not have a UK-based relative or appropriate friend who would be willing to act as a guardian, we recommend that parents use one of the guardianship agencies accredited by AEGIS (The Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students). Details are available at: