Compass Guardianship UK

Compass Education looks after all the welfare needs of students during their time studying in the UK. With more than 20 years’ experience placing and supporting student in Schools and Universities, we are highly acclaimed across the market and fully understand the needs of our families.

Compass Education are leaders in student Guardianship, looking after the welfare and development of students during their time studying in the UK. We take our responsibility for safeguarding our students seriously and we only work with partners who support us in this.

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Statement of Company Aims, Principles & Practice

Compass have a highly experienced and professional group of staff dedicated to the welfare of our students. Compass Education was founded as part of Linx Education, with offices in Watford (UK) and throughout mainland China, Linx has been operating a student recruitment and placement service for over 20 years. During this time the need for a pastoral care aspect of the business has grown significantly. Initially working in the University Sector, a gradual move to school and College placement led to the provision of full Guardianship Services and the foundation of Compass Education.

We operate principally in London and the South East of England. Our Directors are highly experienced in UK education and the pastoral care of international students. We have a team of caring professionals who work closely with our partner schools and host families and are fully trained in safeguarding, all dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment for our students and a high quality standard of service that ensures our parents can enjoy peace of mind.


  • We have been a Host Family with Compass for a number of years now.  We have some wonderful memories of our time looking after students.  We have many friends now across the world and I would strongly recommend becoming a Host Family if you are thinking of it.

    Host family mother

    North London
  • We were really nervous about our daughter heading off to school in London for her A level studies. Even though we had both studied in UK ourselves, we still felt scared. Compass have been wonderful at keeping us very well informed and connected to our daughter. They were particularly excellent when we were trying to help choose a University. We were always made to feel very welcome when we contacted them. I strongly recommend tem to any family sending their child to study in UK.

    A level student parents


Our team

Compass has guardians operating in key areas throughout the UK.  Each student is allocated their personal Guardian for their care throughout their time in UK. The Guardians work as a Team and there is always someone available at any time day or night to help.  With a dedicated bi-lingual Guardian coordinator operating in our offices in China and bi-lingual advisors in UK, communication could not be easier for parents, schools and students.

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Standard Guardianship is a service that provides for the needs of those older/ more mature students who don’t require full Pastoral Care, but need a guardian contact in case of emergency.

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Pastoral Care

Service provides all the benefits of the Standard Guardianship with the addition of full Pastoral Care support at the times it matters most.

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Guidance and Pastoal Care

Full Guardianship support plus Education advice and support.  A fully personalised Educational Management Service ensuring the correct decisions are being made at each stage of the student's education. 

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At Compass Education we take our safeguarding responsibility seriously.  On registering with us in our Chinese office we put our families under the care of local experienced staff in UK.  We can take care of all the family's needs during the students stay in UK. All of our staff are fully trained in caring for our students. We comply with the regulations on safeguarding and recruit our families under the framework of safer recruitment guidelines.

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