Eastbourne centre is located on the coast in the seaside town of Eastbourne and is just a few minutes' walk from the beach. This compact centre, founded in 1895, gives the feeling of a family home and offers a safe and and happy environment for our youngest students.
Dates & Fees
The centre is open for 6 weeks in total, from 2 July to 12 August 2017. Students can arrive on any Sunday and depart on any Saturday.
The recommended minimum stay is 2 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 £1,025 per week.
Age range 6 to 11 yrs. Where students turn the minimum age during the course, consideration will be given on a case by case basis. Maximum 70 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. Day Course available. See our Excursion Schedule.
There are 17.5 hours of lessons per week (see Timetable) including English Skills, StoryTime and Explorations. Maximum 10 students per class. Weekly progress tests to monitor performance.
7 levels are available, from Beginners (A1) to Proficiency (C2). Entry test on Monday with a speaking, grammar and writing component.
The Cambridge YLE exam is available. 5 hours of dedicated exam preparation in place of StoryTime. Exams on Weds 19 July or Thurs 3 August 2017. Exam takes place at Dicker centre. Confirmation of a place on an Exam Course is subject to availability.
The day programme runs from 08.30 to 17.00 Monday to Friday and includes a half-day excursion on Wednesdays. Students may add evening activities and the Saturday excursion if they wish (supplements payable).
English lessons are available for the Parents of Day Students (group classes or one-to-one), as well as a Leisure Programme (3 afternoons per week).
For more helpful information please see our Student Handbook.
Please see our School Rules and Sanctions Poster.
Sports hall, swimming pool, astro-turf, dance studio, art studio, drama theatre, cookery room, IT Suite.
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 1:3). Individual attention provided. There is a surgery led by a qualified nurse several times a week and access to a doctor if required. See our Welfare Policy.
Healthy meals with a mix of English and international dishes served in the Dining Room. Vegetarian options are always available. Special dietary requirements are accommodated. See our Meals at Bede's Flyer.
Internet is available for students during their free time. Limited wi-fi is available in the main building. 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 International and Ebbsfleet Train Stations are included in the fees any time of the day. Students are met by Bede's Staff and Bede's Airport Coordinators provide extra care.