Classic State School

For holders of EU passports Educatius offers a wide range of programme options throughout the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). European students are able to access all school types in the the well-renowned UK State system and will have access to a wide choice of subject options and areas.  

Classic Programme

The Classic High School is our most popular programme. The placement will be chosen by our expert team of admissions staff based on the individual profile of each student. Students will be placed at secondary schools, sixth form colleges and grammar schools in and around medium to large cities and towns and hosted by an Educatius organised and vetted Host Family (single or double placements). 

Classic + City Choice 

Educatius offers students the option to choose their placement city with the Classic + City Choice programme. Students are able to choose from our metropolitan destinations while experiencing all the benefits of our Classic programme below. This offers our students the chance to be close to the heart of the action with lots of leisure and cultural activities to experience. 

Schools and Host Families

Studying at a state school offers our students the chance to study alongside their British counterparts following a range of subjects and courses including GCSEs, A-Levels and BTEC Vocational courses. Educatius will always choose the school and subjects on behalf of the student based on their interests and preferences. 

Our students stay with host families in the local community. Host families are paid a stipend for hosting and Educatius handles the screening, placement and supervision of host families before and during the programme. These families have a strong desire to welcome a foreign student and help them experience their British culture. 

Who Can Attend

Our Classic and the Classic + City Choice programmes are open to international students aged 16 - 18. We can accept students for the following lengths of time:

  • Academic Year - 10 months from the end of August - June
  • Semester Programme - 5-6 months from the end of August - mid February / January - June
  • One Term Programme - 3-4 months from end of August - Christmas / January - Easter

The type of school and the programme length that a student can apply to will vary according to nationality and visa requirements. Our Admissions staff are here to support Agents and students through the admissions process and advise on the types of school and programme their students are able to apply for. 


The application deadline for Autumn is 30th May and for January 1st November. However, we are able to accept some late applications on the Classic programme so please contact us with a student profile so that we are able to assist you. 

What is included

Our programmes include the following:

  • Full time education in a state school of our choice - our expert placement team spends time studying each application in order to place each student in a school / college most suited to their particular interests and skills
  • Full board accommodation in host families - placements can be either single or double (with a student from a different nationality) depending on the size of the house
  • Welfare package provided by our Student Liaison Officers to include an arrival orientation meeting, monthly meeting and reports submitted to the home agency
  • Once per term activity or social gathering for all students in an area which is paid for by Educatius UK
  • Student pack with handbook, contact telephone numbers, student ID card and small useful gifts included 
  • Return airport pick and drop off by the host family or Educatius Representatives

The programmes exclude the following:

  • School uniform when necessary (£100-£150 approx)
  • Transport to and from school
  • All extra activities, trips, social events or sports the student wishes to take part in
  • Travel/Medical Insurance
  • Soft Landing Camp in London at the University of Westminster for August arrivals