Homestay application

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Please note: Early sign-up is essential if you would like to host juniors. DBS checks can take us to 6 weeks to be processed.

Apply to become a homestay provider today with St Brelade’s College

Please complete the application form if you would like to become a host for St Brelade’s College. We will then contact you to arrange a home visit and DBS checks (if hosting juniors).

The form takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and you will need provide information about your household members, your home, hosting preferences & references.

* Indicates required fields


    Are you in a relationship?*

    Do you have children?*

    Names / DOB / gender / whether they are living at home

    Do you have other occupants in your home?*

    Names / DOB / gender / nationality / occupation / relationship to you

    Please note: Children or other occupants aged 18 or over living in your household will also be subject to background checks.

    Do you have any pets?*

    Are you smokers?*
    Please note: You should smoke outside when hosting students.

    As a household, do you have a specific diet?*


    Do you own your home?*

    Type of dwelling*

    Beds available (room 1)*

    Beds available (room 2)

    Study area available*



    Age you would prefer to host?*

    Gender you would prefer to host?*

    Would you be prepared to provide for special diets?
    Please note: an extra fee is paid for certain diets.

    Please specify dates that you would like to host

    Please specify any dates that you are unavailable to host e.g. holidays, visitors

    Do you agree for the school to share your name/phone number with other current hosts?
    E.g. for car shares, students trying to contact each other, checking if your student can go to another host for dinner.*

    Do you hold a valid Enhanced DBS Disclosure (Disclosure & Barring Service) certificate and are registered on the update renewal service?*


    When hosting students under 18 years, we require two references per household.
    When hosting students 18 years and over, we require one reference per household.

    Please provide details for referees that you are happy for us to contact. Choose a referee who is NOT a relative, whom you have known for at least 12 months and explain to them that we will contact them to gain a reference as to your character and capacity to fulfil the hosting requirements as outlined.


    I/We agree to abide by the English UK code of practice for providers of homestay accommodation for international students.
    I/We agree to abide by the St Brelade's College hosting duties.
    I/We agree to work exclusively with St Brelade's College, unless specially arranged with St Brelade's College.*

    I (main carer) agree to abide by Children (Jersey) Law 2002 and confirm that no occupant of my house has, or has ever had a police record that would render me/us unfit to be in contact with students and have never had a child removed from our care.
    I (main carer) confirm that any visiting guests to my/our home will be supervised when in my/our home and will not have unsupervised contact with students under the age of 18 years.

    I/We have read and agree to follow the code(s) of conduct outlined in the St Brelade’s College safeguarding policy.



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      This is only required if you are hosting juniors.

      All members of your household aged 18 years or above undergoing an Enhanced DBS check (Disclosure & Barring Service). If you currently hold one, we can accept this as long as we are able to view the original certificate, it is within 3 months of date and/or it is registered on the update renewal service. If not, we will carry out a check for you free of charge*. You will then be obliged to register it on the update renewal service at a cost of £13 per year in order to keep your certificate valid. In certain circumstances, we reserve the right to carry out additional check with social services.

      * St Brelade’s College will provide a DBS free of charge as long as you host for a minimum of 4 weeks in the year with us. If you host for under this length of time you will be required to pay back the DBS fee to the school (£50).


      The following people are NOT allowed to accommodate children:

      • Anyone who has had a child removed from his/her care by order of court.
      • Anyone who has been convicted of an offence against a child.
      • Anyone who has had an order made against him or her refusing or cancelling Registration under the Day Care of Children (Jersey) Law 2002 or the Children (Jersey) Law 1969.
      • Anyone who has been disqualified from acting as a foster parent.


      • To notify the school of any changes to your circumstances.
      • To encourage the student to speak English as much as possible at home.
      • To encourage the student to feel at home and to integrate him/her as a member of the household rather than a paying guest.
      • To provide a clean and comfortable student room.
      • To provide a home environment in which it is possible for the student to carry on his/her English Studies.
      • To provide the student with a balanced and appropriate diet.
      • To show concern for the welfare, safety and security of the student during his/her stay.
      • To give the student reasonable and regular access to bathroom and laundry facilities.
      • To maintain a close liaison with us and so be in a position to help resolve any problems that the student may encounter during his/her stay.
      • To respect the student’s cultural background and be sensitive to the needs of the student.
      • To agree to be present overnight in the home when hosting students unless specially arranged with us.