Cotswold Guardians is a premier homestay guardianship agency, caring for international students in private schools across the United Kingdom.

The agency was set up in 2004 by Anne Sharp to meet a growing need for a caring, professional and personal service for students studying in the United Kingdom. Since then Anne continues to help a growing number of students feel at home in the UK.

My main aim is to welcome students to England and provide them with the care and security of a loving family where they can relax within the safe environment of an English home.

Anne Sharp

Proprietor of Cotswold Guardians

Cotswold Guardians offers an exceptionally high standard of overseas guardianship. Our strengths lie in well-planned individual care with our efficient systems keeping pupils, parents, host families and schools very well informed and aware that support is always available.

It is highly recommended under this present climate that all international students appoint an educational guardian, unless the school specifies otherwise. Cotswold Guardians is the educational guardian of the international students in its care and ensures that the students’ pastoral needs are met by the homestay hosts appointed.


We offer various packages to meet the needs of each individual student – find out what’s included.
Our Packages
As a parent you might have questions about how UK guardianship works – find out in our FAQs.
Read our FAQs
Find out how we carefully select our host families, and how you can become a guardian for international students.
Find out more

What to do next

If you are interested in our guardianship services, or are considering becoming a host family to an international student, please contact us:

Telephone: 0044 1285 711789
Mobile: 0044 7733 333914
Post: Richmond, London Road, Fairford, Gloucestershire, GL7 4DS United Kingdom