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Boarding and welfare

Most boarding pupils stay with Carfax's local host families. This arrangement is usually recommended for pupils of all ages, since the family environment provides structure and support which helps them to focus on their studies and other commitments.

Host families are carefully selected and thoroughly vetted. They generally provide half-board accommodation in pleasant and safe parts of Oxford within a short distance of Carfax.

Some older pupils prefer to take self-catering rooms or flats in central Oxford. This will only be allowed if pupils can demonstrate that their studies will not be adversely affected. Carfax can offer advice and help in making suitable arrangements.

Long term pupils are registered with a local GP. If required, medical appointments can be made with leading Oxford and Harley Street private practices.

Long term pupils under the age of eighteen whose parents live overseas must have a guardian who lives in the UK. Parents are responsible for the appointment of guardians. In such cases, parents may like to consider the services of Carfax Educational Guardians.

“Students' well-being and progress are closely monitored and issues are followed up effectively.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate Report, 2013