Boarding School and Extended Guardianship Services

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Boarding School & Guardianship 

Why choose us?

At IELA an Educational Guardian is a trusted and reliable link for a student.   It is someone who takes an active interest in the students’ work and progress, attend Parent Teacher meetings (transcribe report to parents) and monitor the academic and social development of the students in their care. They are also an essential point of contact for the school during unforeseen situations.

IELA provide a select host family (IELA host families are police checked) where the student can stay at Exeat (closure) weekends or at mid-term or school holidays if required.  Your guardian will be available to talk through any issue related to school or simply to discuss future travel arrangements and planning what needs to happen before the long journey home. IELA guardians are also available 24/7 in the unlikely event of an emergency

Parents need to be reassured that their children’s care is of the greatest importance throughout their time in their chosen Boarding School.  Choosing the right guardian is essential and pivotal to the success of the programme.  Our Guardians have a responsibility to support students in their care to help them thrive and make the most of their time at an Irish boarding school.  Guardians and parents always work closely together to support the placement.  Download our High School & Guardianship Brochure here.

Platinum Guardianship Details

What's Included

What’s included

  • Personal meet & greet upon arrival at Dublin Airport and private transfer to host family
  • Full board accommodation in high quality host family home close to school for Exodus and weekend closures.
  • Assistance in purchasing books/school uniforms etc.
  • Organisation of additional items, i.e. extra-curricular activities, membership of local clubs, purchase of sporting items etc
  • Attendance at parent teacher meetings throughout school year plus transcription of report to agency/parents.
  • Regular contact with School staff & Principal to ensure student is happy and progressing academically and socially
  • Weekly contact with student for the first 4 weeks.
  • Monthly contact with student to ensure all is going well.
  • Monthly liaison with agency/parents/host family to communicate information as required.
  • Careful monitoring of students’ personal & social calendar.
  • Assistance with visa application as required.
  • Assistance with medical/dental appointments as required.
  • Management of *Contingency fund (expense accounts)
  • 24-hour emergency service available.
  • Transfer on departure

What's Not Included

What’s not included

  • Uniform, book rental/purchase
  • Pocket money
  • Extra-curricular activity fees
  • Mobile phone top-ups
  • Airport transfers at mid-term, Christmas & Easter
  • Host family accommodation during Exeat (closure) weekends or any other time unless specified.  

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Travel Assist Guardianship Service

IELA provide a temporary guardianship services to students who require assistance with for the following:

  1. Students travelling to/from Ireland
  2. Unaccompanied Minor Service
  3. Transfers to/from schools to Airports in Ireland

High School Testimonials

IELA High School & Guardianship Programme in Ireland


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