Student welfare

The safety and welfare of our students is a top priority for us. These are some of the ways in which we care for our students while they are with us, and the services we provide to ensure they are safe and happy:

  • 24 hr emergency telephone number for students, their parents and group leaders
  • Handbook covering all aspects of the programme distributed in advance to students and group leaders
  • Qualified First Aiders on site at each school and residence
  • Thorough student and group leader inductions upon arrival, which outline key safety and welfare elements of the programme
  • Regular fire drills carried out at the school and accommodation
  • Fully DBS checked staff, including our drivers
  • A rigorous job application process for all staff members, and regular Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training
  • Compulsory safeguarding training for all of our staff members before they commence employment
  • School policies regarding to safety, welfare and safeguarding followed by all staff and group leaders, and available upon request
  • Dedicated staff members assigned to students travelling without a group leader
  • Regular formal and informal student feedback opportunities throughout their programme, to ensure that they are having a positive experience
  • Free NHS service for EU students (we recommend that non-EU students take out their own insurance, which we can advise upon)
  • All specialist diets/preferences can be catered for

Our Policies

Our polices and procedures relating to the welfare and care of our visiting young learners can be downloaded here:


Transfers from all major airports can be arranged. We can also offer transfers to our nominated local airport Monday to Friday – this may incur an additional charge.

All transfers provide a full Meet & Greet service, collecting students from the Arrivals Hall and dropping back at Departures at the end of a stay. We set time limits to ensure that no students are waiting too long at the airport before travelling to the school.

We can also accommodate students travelling with an airline UM service for a small additional charge.

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please download our latest 2021 brochure!


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