Become a host family

We are currently recruiting new host families to provide accommodation for international students in Shrewsbury.

How to become a host family for foreign students?


    If you are interested in earning a second income and meeting new people from all over the world, please complete the contact form below and Laura, our Accommodation and Welfare Officer, will be in touch with further information.

      As a host family you will need to provide the following:

      • Single/ Double bedroom
      • A study area in the bedroom or suitable area of the house
      • Shelves or chest of drawers for clothes and adequate hanging space
      • Adequate heating and lighting
      • Bed linen and towels changed weekly
      • Half board on weekdays
      • Full board on weekends
      • Laundry of student clothes weekly
      Severnvale is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Our recruitment, training and supervision procedures include measures we take to provide protection for these groups. Please note that as part of the application process host families will require reference checks, including the enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for hosting students under 18 years of age.


      If you are interested in becoming a host family and welcoming an international student into your home, please complete the quick form below to find out more. There’s no obligation; after completing the form a member of our team will be in touch to answer any questions and discuss the requirements and next steps with you.

      Become a host family

      Junior Ambassadors for Severnvale’s Young Learner Programme

      We are looking for Shropshire students to join us as ambassadors for Severnvale Academy.

      As an ambassador you will take part in excursions and activities along side our international junior students who are with us to learn English across 6 weeks of the summer. Our students are from all across the world – France, Estonia, Spain, Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabi, Brazil, Russia and more. Aged between 13 and 17 years old, with a wide range of English skills.

      You will encourage the use of English being spoken at all times, and introduce non-English speaking students to the phrases and references we use  everyday. These interactions go a long way to build our students’ understanding and experience whilst they are with us. The experience you gain can be used on future applications to Universities or might lead to other opportunities.

      Follow the link below to register you or your child’s interest in becoming an ambassador.

      Calculate a Course Price

      Complete this form to find out how much your course might cost. We can answer any questions you have if you want to tailor the course to better suit your needs and budget.    

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      Severnvale Academy
      25 Claremont Hill
      SY1 1RD
      United Kingdom