St. Davids College works in collaboration with only the best quality accommodation providers. Quality, safety and support are the most important for our visiting students.

Barnes Educational Services is our key associate:


Providing a Safe and Supportive Environment for Students in England and Wales.

At Barnes Educational Services, we understand the importance of providing a safe and nurturing environment for students studying abroad. Since 1975, we have helped countless students thrive in English state high schools through our exceptional host family placements and comprehensive guardianship services.


Here is what makes us different:

  • Experienced and Caring Team: We are a small, family-owned organisation dedicated to personalised attention and quick response.
  • High-Quality Host Families: We meticulously select families based on their desire to share their lives and culture with students. They ensure a balance between family activities and private space and encourage academic success. Our deciding factor is that we would place one of our four daughters with the host family.
  • Host family matching: Time is taken to carefully match students to host families to help create special relationships.
  • Focus on Integration: We place students in schools with low international-student ratios, maximising opportunities to build friendships with English-speaking peers and learn the local way of life.
  • Comprehensive Guardianship: We act as your legal guardian in England and Wales, providing support and ensuring your child’s welfare 24/7. We have a network of local representatives who are readily available to address any concerns.
  • Preparation and Support: We assist with school placement pre-departure preparation and help parents connect with their child’s host family. We also organise meetups with other Barnes students in the area.
  • Legal Compliance: We follow strict UK guidelines, ensure the property is safe, and conduct background checks on all adult members of our host families to ensure the safety of our students.

Barnes Educational Services provides all the necessary elements for a successful and enriching study abroad experience in England.

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