Ben Hughes
Managing Director
Malvern, UK

Sarah Nico
Regional Manager
Malvern, UK

Rachel Wright
Admissions Team
Malvern, UK

Who is Pippas Guardians?

  • Run on Family Values
  • 1997 – 27 Years experience
  • Mother – Pippa
  • Over 120 prestigious Boarding Schools across UK
  • AEGIS Gold Accredited

What is an AEGIS Guardian?

  • Safeguards the welfare of students
  • Rigorous accreditation process
  • Highest standards of care and safety
  • Ben Hughes sits on the Board of Trustees
  • Pippa’s are fully accredited to gold standard

AEGIS is the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students and some schools will request an AEGIS Guardian specifically.

How will Pippa’s look after your child?

  • Ben Hughes – Guardian
  • Area Managers
  • Host Families
  • Chaperones
  • Benefits for your child

Responsive Area Managers

  • Located close to school
  • Regular visits with reports and updates
  • Good relationships with the school
  • Genuine interest in pastoral and academic progress
  • Encourage your child to make the most of every opportunity
  • Attend Parents meetings with full written academic report
  • Arrange travel and transport, ad hoc trips and appointments
  • Respond in an emergency
  • Co-ordinate excellent local host families

How do we recruit safe host families?

Our selection process is rigorous following AEGIS safeguarding standards. All students are carefully matched to a suitable Host Family

  • Safety and quality are our priorities
  • Families are carefully selected and vetted by your Area Manager
  • Stringent safety checks and references are carried out
  • Safeguarding awareness training
  • Annual home inspections
  • 24/7 Duty Support available

Your Area Manager is always your main point of contact. The host family looks after your child during their holidays and weekend breaks, if required.

  • Provide a comfortable ‘Home away from home’
  • Warm welcome and fun as part of the family
  • A regular local family to return to each stay
  • Genuine long-term interest in student wellbeing
  • Ensure your child is happy and supported
  • Allows time to relax and re-charge away from school

What does a host family do?

Helping your child achieve academic success

  • Pippa’s Half Term Study Camps
  • University Advisory Service
  • School Advisory Service

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I choose the host family for my child?

How far is the host family from my child’s school?

Will my child have to change host family?

Will my child be safe when travel from school to the airport?

Do you communicate by WhatsApp?

Why choose Pippa’s Guardians?



Long standing, respected, family run company


Area Managers

Located across the UK close to schools

  • Exclusive, highly personal, gold standard service
  • Complete peace of mind 24/7
  • Share your own aspirations
  • Expert Head Office support team
  • Dedicated, knowledgeable local Area Managers
  • Complete package of services for your child’s education
Registration and the next steps

We understand that selecting the right Guardianship agency is an important decision for parents. Your child’s safety, happiness and success cannot be compromised.

We advise early registration for our services for September 2023. Please visit our website and complete our online form to secure your place.

  • Online registration and confirmation of place
  • Pre–arrival support and preparation to welcome you
  • Meet and Greet with Area Manager on arrival
  • Host Family matching and introduction

Ben Hughes

Managing Director


Sarah Nico

Regional Manager


Rachel Wright


(+44)7512 311181