It is a legal requirement
in promoting and safeguarding the welfare of every pupil that parents who do
not live the in United Kingdom appoint a guardian to act on their behalf. This
applies to all girls at Badminton School, irrespective of age.
Guardians are responsible
for looking after and accommodating girls during official exeat visiting
weekends, half terms and holiday periods if they do not return home. They are
also the first point of contact if a problem arises and are responsible for the
girls’ travel arrangements should they travel at times other than those agreed
by the school.
Guardians may be a family
member or relative, or a family friend and must live in the UK. Guardians must
be entirely selected by the parents and Badminton School cannot in any way be
held responsible for the choice of guardian that parents make. For this reason,
we cannot recommend guardians to parents. We appreciate that it can be
difficult for families living overseas who have no personal contacts in the UK
to appoint a guardian and so to help you, we can supply you with the details of
AEGIS accredited agencies that parents have used in the past. Please note, that
you must satisfy yourself that your guardian meets your requirements and we
strongly recommend that parents check the accreditation of any organisation of
guardians that they are considering.
Badminton School values
the important role guardians play in the welfare and development of a child in
their care. Guardians are often invited to events during the school year and we
very much enjoy having them as part of our community.