At LSI, we recognize how important our host families are for the well-being of our students and how the home environment can affect academic performance. So, over many years, we have carefully built up a group of trusted host families in and around Hampstead who can offer a wide range of home environments appropriate to many different requirements and cultural backgrounds. Whether you would prefer more independence or a greater degree of care, we can accommodate you. If you have particular dietary or other special requirements, we can accommodate you. Whether you would feel more comfortable staying with just one other student or in a home with many other students, we can accommodate you.
All homes are within a short commute of the college. Our host families receive visits from our accommodation officer and are regularly appraised by the school. We have a good working relationship with all our host families, some of whom we have worked with for over 10 years.
All host families provide fully furnished, single bedrooms, with breakfast, dinner and Internet access. Other services, including packed lunches, may be available upon request.
For students 16-18 years old, we recommend host family accommodation. However, we can arrange accommodation in the Nido West Hampstead student residence building for all students aged 16+. This option is suitable for more independent students and provides high quality, safe accommodation within walking distance from the school.
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