Dicker centre is situated in the rural village of Upper Dicker in the heart of the Sussex countryside, close to the seaside town of Eastbourne. The school is based on a former country estate with grounds extending over 80 acres / 32 hectares and has a unique, homely feel, ideal for teenagers.
Dates & Fees
The centre is open for 7 weeks in total, from 1 July to 18 August 2018. 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.
A 10% discount is available on the weekly package price on stays of 5 weeks or longer.
The fully-inclusive course fee is £1,125 per week.
Age range 12 to 17 yrs. Maximum 250 students per week from different countries. Limits for each nationality to ensure a good mix.
There is a full programme of lessons, sports, activities, social events and excursions, all of which are mandatory and included in the fee.
There are 22½ hours of lessons per week (see Timetable) including English Skills, Enrichment and Research Project. Maximum 14 students per class. Weekly progress checks to monitor students' performance.
8 levels are available from Complete Beginners (A0) to Proficiency (C2). Entry test on Monday with a speaking, grammar and writing component. Complete beginners are not accepted.
The Cambridge PET exam is available. Dedicated exam preparation in place of English Skills and Enrichment. Minimum 2 week course. Exam on Tues 24 July 2018. Exam takes place at Dicker centre. Confirmation of a place on an Exam Course is subject to availability and to a satisfactory online placement test.
Students may choose to study a subject instead of the daily Sports & Activities (6 hrs per week). Subjects available: English Literature, History, IT, Management, Maths and Science. Each subject running for 3 hours per week. Supplements are payable. Academies are subject to availability and a minimum number of enrolments; if an Academy is cancelled, the Parent will be offered a full refund of the Academy only.
Available in Adventure Sports, Commercial Pop Dance, Drumming, Film & Animation, Football, Golf, Horse Riding, Photography, Scuba Diving Beginners, Scuba Diving & Open Water, Singing (Individual), Tennis and Windsurfing. Supplements are payable. Academies are subject to availability and a minimum number of enrolments; if an Academy is cancelled, the Parent will be offered a full refund of the Academy only.
For more helpful information please see our Student Handbook.
Please see our School Rules and Sanctions Poster.
- 1) Improve all language skills in English
- 2) Build confidence to speak English more fluently
- 3) Have a better understanding of the British way of life
- 4) Earn respect for other people and different cultures
- 5) Develop personal and social skills
- 6) Motivate students to continue learning English after they leave Bede's