The Adventures in English programme, based at Claremont Senior School, offers 20 hours of English lessons per week and focuses on outdoor learning to stimulate students' curiosity for the natural environment. Uniquely, this course offers an additional Free Time Excursion on Tuesday afternoons/evenings and also welcomes a number of native English Champions. Claremont is located in beautiful grounds in the village of Bodiam, just north of the seaside town of Hastings. The campus offers a number a new, modern buildings and facilities and is ideal for younger teenagers looking for a summer adventure.
English Skills focus on developing students' general knowledge in English and ability to communicate effectively and accurately in everyday situations and different contexts. Students will be tested, challenged, supported and stimulated.
- Improve students' receptive (reading and listening) and productive (speaking and writing) English skills.
- Extend students' knowledge and range of vocabulary.
- Deepen students' understanding of grammatical concepts in English.
- Build students' confidence to use the English they know in speaking situations.
- Improve students' pronunciation.
- Train students to be effective learners.
These CLIL (Conent and Language Integrated Learning)-based lessons allow students to improve their English whilst at the same time explore a range of stimulating subjects such as Ecology, Space, Science and Technology.
Improve students' general knowledge of the topics studied.
Familiarise students with relevant subject-specific terminology in English.
Enhance students' general English skills within a more academic context.
Enrich the learning experience by studying interesting and relevant topics, appropriate to the students' age.
These lessons offer students a practical lesson outdoors, with an opportunity to enhance students' English abilities through activities like survival skills, orienteering, treasure hunt, problem-solving or nature trail.
- Promote the emotional and physical well-being of the students
- Enhance learning through movement and play
- Use English to cooperate with peers in an activity
- Develop interpersonal relationships
- Stimulate a closer relationship with the environment
- Motivate students though the adventures element of the activity
After lessons, students participate in a range of sports and recreational activities. This provides the opportunity to carry on learning outside the classroom in small, supervised groups at the same time as having some fun. Sometimes, students will be able to choose their preferred sport or activity.
Enhance students' fluency in English.
Awaken students' curiosity by explore new sports, activities and games.
Enhance students' skills and technique in sports.
Encourage participation and self-confidence.
Teach students new vocabulary related to sports, games and popular leisure activities.
Badminton, Basketball, Benchball, Circuit Training, Cooking, Costume Design, Cricket, Dance, Drama, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Model-Making, Mosaics, Netball, Origami, Painting, Rounders, Singing, Stoolball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tag Rugby, Tennis.
A full programme of organised and supervised social events is offered every evening to encourage students to make new friends and develop their social skills. By actively encouraging the mixing of nationalities, we are helping to create a harmonious international community in which students can live, study in a safe and comfortable environment and enjoy themselves.
Promote students' relaxation and enjoyment.
Explore some typically English social events, games and activities.
Nurture social skills in an environment of different cultural traditions.
Use English in natural real-life speaking situations.
Forge new friendships.
Disco, Fashion Show, Karaoke, Messy Games, Mini Olympics, Music Quiz, Nerf Wars, Pool Party, Talent Show.
Excursions are a mandatory part of the programme. We offer students the opportunity to visit places of cultural and historical interest, as well as the chance for sightseeing, shopping and amusement.
Deepen students' cultural experiences.
Create opportunities for interaction with the real world in fun, relaxed and genuinely interesting ways.
Enhance their knowledge of England and the UK.
Wednesday trips are a half-day afternoon/evening visit and may involve visiting a local place of interest in a nearby town or an off-site activity, such as Beach Volleyball, Bowling, Country Park, Indoor Rock Climbing, Museum, Pier, Street Markets.
Saturday excursions are a full day trip and include a cultural, touristic or recreational visit to London or another place of interest such as British Museum, Buckingham Palace, London Dungeon, London Eye, London Zoo, Madame Tussauds, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Thorpe Park, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey.
An alternative sightseeing tour of London will be available every Saturday.
Sunday excursions are often more relaxing trips to a local seaside town, such as Brighton, Chichester or Worthing, where students can stroll along the beach, have lunch in the park or do some shopping. Sometimes students will partake in off-site activities.
Our Academies Programme offers expert instruction to students looking to develop their skills, technique and confidence in certain sports and leisure activities.
Increase students' competencies and technique in the sport/activity.
Offer inspiring coaching and instruction to motivate students to practise sport.
Learn specific vocabulary relating to the sport/activity.
Adventure Sports (All Weeks)
Basketball ( 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Commercial Pop Dance (Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5)
Football (All Weeks)
Golf (Weeks 2, 3, 4 ,5)
Horse Riding (Weeks 2, 3, 4 ,5)
Performing Arts (Weeks 2, 4 & 6)
Photography (Weeks 2, 3, 4 ,5)
Tennis (All Weeks)
The Academies Programme is suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced level.
Instruction is given by qualified Bede's or external sports' coaches.
Students can choose 1 Academy option per week.
Academies take place instead of the regular afternoon Sports & Activities.
Dates & Fees
The centre is open for 6 weeks in total, from 7 July to 17 August 2019. Students can arrive on any Sunday and depart on any Saturday.
The recommended minimum stay is two weeks. To maximize the benefit of your experience, you should consider a 3 or 4 week course.
The fully-inclusive course fee is £1,050 per week. This includes a return transfer from selected airports (any time of the day) and travel insurance. There is no supplement for collecting a UM.
A 10% discount is available on the weekly package price on stays of 5 weeks or longer.
Age range 12 to 16 yrs. Maximum 100 students per week from different countries. Limits for each nationality to ensure a good mix.
Excursion Schedule. There is a full programme of lessons, sports, activities, social events and excursions, all of which are mandatory and included in the fee.
A number of native English speakers will join the programme and live alongside the international students to help develop their English and enhance their understanding of British culture.
Daily Timetable. There are 20 hours of lessons per week including English Skills and Explorations. Maximum 14 students per class. Weekly progress checks to monitor students' performance.
8 levels are available, from A0 (Complete Beginner) to C2 (Proficiency). Entry test on Monday with a speaking, grammar and writing component.
All students participate in a daily Adventure Activity such as Survival Skills, Orienteering, Treasure Hunt, Problem-solving or Nature Trail.
The Trinity GESE exam is available. Dedicated Exam preparation in place of English Skills and Adventure Activity. Minimum 2 week course. Trinity GESE Exam will take place on Fri 19 July or Fri 2 August 2019. Exam takes place at Windlesham or Dicker centre. Confirmation of a place on an Exam Course is subject to availability.
Academy Prospectus. Adventure Sports, Basketball, Commercial Pop Dance, Football, Golf, Horse Riding, Performing Arts, Photography and Tennis. Supplements are payable. Academies are subject to availability and a minimum number of enrolments.
For useful information about the course, please see our Student Handbook.
Please see our School Rules & Sanctions Poster.
50 acres of grass pitches, a six-lane swimming pool, floodlit astoturf pitch, running track, tennis and netball courts, drama and dance studio, ICT Suites
Claremont offers accommodation in two boarding houses located a short drive from the school campus (transport provided). Both houses accommodate boys and girls (in separate areas) and the programme is designed especially to offer students at Claremont a greater sense of belonging within their house community.
Pyke House is situated in the centre of Battle next to the historic Abbey and accommodates the younger students (aged 12-14yrs). Bedrooms have 2-5 beds per room.
Clyde House caters for the older boys and girls (14-16yrs) and has many single bedrooms with private bathdroom.
Bede’s staff provide excellent care for students 24 hours a day and live in the same sleeping areas as the students. Dedicated House Parents look after the students in each boarding house. Excellent staff:student ratios (typically 1:5). Individual attention provided. There is a surgery led by a qualified nurse several times a week and access to a Doctor if required.
Healthy meals with a mix of English and international dishes served in the House or School Dining Room. Vegetarian options are always available. Special dietary requirements are accommodated.
Internet is available for students during their free time. Students can make and receive telephone calls. Skype is available. Laundry is done for students at least twice a week. 24 hour emergency contact service for Parents.
Transfers from/to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports and Ashford Train Station are included in the fees at any time of the day. Students are met by Bede's Staff and Bede's Airport Coordinators provide extra care.
London: 61 miles/98 km
LGW: 55 miles/88 km
LHR: 77 miles/123 km
- Improve all language skills in English
- Build confidence to speak English more fluently
- Have a better understanding of the British way of life
- Earn respect for other people and different cultures
- Have more respect for the natural envionment
- Use the outdoor environment to learn more
- Develop personal and social skills
- Motivate students to continue learning English after they leave Bede's