BELGRAVIA PROVIDES AN EXCLUSIVE GUARDIANSHIP FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING UK BOARDING SCHOOLS AND WHOSE PARENTS LIVE OVERSEAS.
EXCELLENCE IN PASTORAL CARE
Clare Heaton has been opening her home to international students for almost 30 years. She started hosting when her children were young, and has never looked back. Clare’s experience, kind nature and expertise is the core of our guardianship services.
She has seen hundreds of children and young adults come through her doors over the years, and knows exactly what it is to create a warm, cosy and caring environment, where children can thrive.
“Guardianship is about providing a warm and loving home, where students can relax, study, and feel a part of the family."
Clare leads the guardianship of Belgravia, named after her daughter’s home in London, and oversees the guardianship services to make sure that that each of our students experiences the same level of care and dedication that she has provided to her students over the years.
She works closely with our HK team to ensure that every parent's requests are answered quickly, efficiently, and with outstanding results.
SUPPORT AT EVERY LEVEL
Our aim is for every child to feel safe, cared for, and as if they have a 'family away from home' with us in the UK. We know that guardianship is more than simply ticking boxes, and that it is a long term commitment to every child under our care. We try to do everything in our power to help your child to feel at home with a host family that suits their own expectations, and who will bring out the best in your child during their hosted weekends. Whether it's meeting your child at the airport, or helping them to choose a new pair of rugby boots, we make sure that your child always has someone helping them over in the UK.
Belgravia is a small family run organisation which puts the care of each student first. With almost 30 years of experience, we know what matters most to each child studying overseas.
With a dedicated team in Hong Kong as well as the UK, we are the link that makes your child's educational journey easy to navigate and gives you piece of mind while they are studying abroad.
Almost all boarding schools in the UK require all students whose families live overseas to have a Guardian assigned to them. It should be someone who resides in the UK, and many ask for them to be within 2 hours of the school.
Although the housemaster or housemistress will oversee the child's welfare while on site, outside of term time and during off-site weekends, an externally appointed guardian will take on the responsibility of looking after each student.
We handpick each and every host family to ensure that they pass our quality assurance standards. Every home is visited by our staff, and we regularly check in with both hosts and students to ensure that they are both happy.
Almost all of our students create long term links with their host family, and will often remain with them for their entire schooling career, meaning that they truly experience a 'home away from home' when they are with Belgravia.
Emergency Contact Numbers:
UK: +44 (0) 7740 870610
HK: +852 5922 1187
One of the most important things to us is that both students and parents are never worried that they can't contact each other. Being thousands of miles away can be daunting for the whole family, which is why we have a dedicated office with staff in Hong Kong, so that you can call, email, whatsapp, or drop in anytime to let us know concerns. If it's the middle of the night, and you have a worry, you can simply call our UK team who will be working away in London to make sure that your child is cared for 24/7.