Vinehall offers separate accommodation for boys and girls, with cheerful and spacious bedrooms which typically cater for four to seven students.
Students share their bedroom with children of the same age and from different countries which helps them to mix, speak English and forge new friendships. Bathrooms are located on each floor and are shared. There is one large, very spacious bedroom at the top of the girls’ house called Elephants with 10 beds that is usually used for junior girls. Bede’s staff are residential and live and sleep in the same boarding houses as the students.
They are available 24 hours a day to deal with any problems that may arise, even in the middle of the night. Each house has a dedicated House Parent who is responsible for the smooth running of the house and for students’ comfort and well-being. There are daily house registers and meetings to ensure all students are present and aware of the day’s schedule. There is also a noticeboard in each house for information and messages. A laundry service, overseen by the House Parent, is offered to students at least twice per week and is included in the fee.
Every week, an unannounced fire drill will take place to make sure that students are aware of the evacuation procedure. There is a large common room for boys and girls on the ground floor with comfortable chairs and sofas for students to relax during their free time. There is a television, table football, books and board games available for students’ enjoyment. Bede’s will decide which houses will be used for boys/girls according to the number of enrolments in each week. We accept accommodation requests, but these are subject to availability on arrival and cannot be guaranteed.
|Total capacity (staff/students)||43||39|
|Number of student bedrooms||6||5|
|Smallest bedroom||7 beds||4 beds|
|Largest bedroom||8 beds||10 beds|
|Number of showers||6||5|