Programme FAQ

  • Are there any additional costs?

    We have tried to keep our costs to a minimum and as simplified as possible.  All prices are in GBP

    Additional Homestay Accommodation £40.00 per night
    Hourly Rate £10.00 per hour
    Mileage Rate £0.50 per mile
    Christmas Supplement £150.00
    Additional Guardianship in holidays £6.00 per night
  • These programmes don’t suit me. Can you offer anything else?

    We are happy to discuss individual requirements.  Please contact us to discuss and we will be happy to try and accommodate your needs.

  • What are the Fees for the Boarding Guardianship Programme?

    The costs for this programme are:

    Annual Guardianship  – £1400 (£467 per term)

    Registration Fee           – £100 (non refundable)

    Expenses Lodgement  – £1000

     

    Total Cost on Application – £2500

     

  • What are the Fees for the Homestay Guardianship Programme?

    The costs for this programme are:

    Annual Guardianship  – £9900 (£3300 per term)

    Registration Fee           – £100 (non refundable)

    Expenses Lodgement  – £1000

     

    Total Cost on Application – £11,000

     

  • What are the Fees for the University Guardianship Programme?

    The costs for this programme are:

    Annual Guardianship  – £450 (£150 per term)

    Registration Fee           – £50 (non refundable)

    Expenses Lodgement  – £300

     

    Total Cost on Application – £800

     

  • What is an Expenses Lodgement?

    An expenses lodgement is required for all students attending an Independent School and it can be used for items not included in the school fees such as:

    • Air Tickets and Transport Costs
    • School Uniform
    • School Excursions and Extra Curricular Activities
    • Additional Academic or Music Tuition
    • Pocket Money

    This money is held on your behalf on a trust basis.  A financial statement will be sent to you at the end of each term detailing your child’s expenditure.  No major expenditure is made without parental permission.

     

  • What is the Registration Fee?

    The registration fee covers the initial work carried out prior to the students arrival, such as arrangement of transport, school documentation, liaison with parents, school and host, along with the general preparing to ensure a smooth transition to the student’s time in the UK.

Some of the most common frequently asked questions are addressed here.



Alpha Guardians is accredited by AEGIS, the Association for the Education and the Guardianship of International students.

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