Becoming a Gateway Host

Outstanding hosts for outstanding students


Gateway Education offer international students the opportunity to study in some of the top independent day schools across the UK for GCSE and A-Level programmes.

We are always looking for host families to host these students while they study here in the UK.

If you have a spare room and can provide a home from home environment for international students, then we would be very interested in hearing form you.

For further information or to apply to become a host family please feel free to contact our Accommodation Officers,

Emma on 01604 642082 or please email 

Gateway provide all students with a guardian (separate to the host family), as well as a 24-7 emergency contact for both students and families.



Please contact us for more information and discuss the options.



We are currently recruiting families in all areas of the UK


Host Family Criteria:

  • Student room size minimum of 70 sq ft
  • Adequate natural light and ventilation
  • Adequate artificial light
  • Rooms to contain: Wardrobe, chest of draws, rubbish bin, overhead light
  • Desk and chair- where this is not possible, a quiet study space within the house
  • Home to be in good decorative order
  • Working smoke detectors
  • Wireless and unlimited Internet access
  • Enhanced DBS disclosure on all household members over the age of 18 (Carried out at our expense)