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Easter Plus10-17 years

Easter Plus is a brand new Bede's programme for 2024 with 18 hours of study per week. Offering a similar course structure to our popular English Plus course, students will enjoy this wonderful international programme in the British countryside. Students will experience lessons, activities and excursions delivered from the wonderful Bede’s Dicker School in the heart of the Sussex countryside. The superb academic, sporting and leisure facilities on campus ensure this course will offer an unforgettable learning experience.

The Programme

English Skills


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.


  1. Improve students' receptive (reading and listening) and productive (speaking and writing) English skills.
  2. Extend students' knowledge and range of vocabulary.
  3. Deepen students' understanding of grammatical concepts in English.
  4. Build students' confidence to use the English they know in speaking situations.
  5. Improve students' pronunciation.
  6. Train students to be effective learners.
Communication Skills


Communication Skills lessons enable the students to practise the language they've learned during English Skills and activities/excursions and develop their communication skills through a variety of tasks and communication techniques. 


  1. Develop students productive (speaking, writing) and receptive (listening, reading) skills in English.
  2. Increase the sense of learning for communication.
  3. Familiarise students with the places they are going to visit during excursions via authentic learning materials (leaflets, magazines, adverts, films, TV).
  4. Improve students' awareness of English as a "real" means of interaction and sharing information among people.
  5. Increase the sense of learning for communication.
  6. Develop students' self-learning skills.
Easter Project


Easter Project is aimed at getting students involved in their own learning, allowing them to do research on a project they are assigned to, plan, implement and evaluate, working as part of a team.


  1. Enhance students' negotiating and decision-making skills.
  2. Develop students' research, planning and organisation skills.
  3. Encourage active student participation within the context of a group, fostering teamwork and collaboration.
  4. Enhance students' ability to process information in English from a range of different sources.
  5. Develop students spoken fluency in English.


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.


  1. Enhance students' fluency in English.
  2. Awaken students' curiosity by explore new sports, activities and games.
  3. Enhance students' skills and technique in sports.
  4. Encourage participation and self-confidence.
  5. Teach students new vocabulary related to sports, games and popular leisure activities.


Aerobics, Badminton, Basketball, Bootcamp, Card Games, Chess, Circuit Training, Cricket, Dance, Dodgeball, Drama, Fashion Design, Football, Model-Making, Netball, Painting, Rounders, Rugby, Set Design, Singing, Squash, Stoolball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga, Zumba.



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.


  1. Promote students' relaxation and enjoyment.
  2. Explore some typically English social events, games and activities.
  3. Nurture social skills in an environment of different cultural traditions.
  4. Use English in natural real-life speaking situations.
  5. Forge new friendships.

Bede’s Got Talent, Disco, House Competitions, Fashion Show, Formal Dinner & Dance, Karaoke, Messy Games, Music Quiz, Musical Workshop, Pool Party, Soft Ball Sports, Tennis, Tournaments.




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.


  1. Deepen students' cultural experiences.
  2. Create opportunities for interaction with the real world in fun, relaxed and genuinely interesting ways.
  3. Enhance their knowledge of England and the UK.


Wednesday trips are a full-day excursions to near by attractions, and visiting London. Every excursion will include an entrance to an attraction or museum. 


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.


The Sunday excursions will be to either a local theme park or historical town with a local atrraction. 



Our Academies Programme offers expert instruction to students looking to develop their skills, technique and confidence in certain sports and leisure activities.


  1. Increase students' competencies and technique in the sport/activity.
  2. Offer inspiring coaching and instruction to motivate students to practise sport.
  3. Learn specific vocabulary relating to the sport/activity.

Academies Available

Horse Riding


LALIGA Football Camps UK

Further Information

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

Bede's Easter Plus course will be running for three weeks from the 24 March - 13 April 2024. 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 week course. 

The fully-inclusive course fee is £1295 per week for a residential student. This includes a return transfer (see Terms&Conditions) and travel insurance. There is no supplement for collecting a UM. 

LALIGA Football Camps UK will also be running during Easter from the 31 March - 13 April 2024. The renewed course will welcome footballers from all over the world for three wonderful programmes: 

Football & Language: £1645 per week

Complete Football: £1495 per week 

Day Student (Complete Football): £745 per week 

The Course


Age range 10 to 17 yrs. Averaging around 30 students per week from different countries to ensure a close-knit community. 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 18 hours of lessons per week including English Skills, Communication Skills and Easter Project. Maximum 16 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.



Horse Riding and Tennis. Supplements are payable. Academies are subject to availability and a minimum number of enrolments.

The centre


Tennis courts, sports hall, swimming pool, gym, squash courts, astro-turf, playing fields, drama theatre, dance studios, IT suites, art studios.


Boys and girls will have the amazing opportunity to enjoy exclusive en-suite accommodation in a new boarding house open to students in 2022. 

Most bedrooms are single, with a few doubles available. Storage space is available. 

Students who share bedrooms will be accommodated with children of similar age and from different countries. 

Dorms boarding house has its own communal spaces for students to relax, featuring a theatre style TV room and sofas/armchairs to relax in on each floor. 

Dicker Accommodation Leaflet


Bede’s staff provide excellent care for students 24 hours a day and live in the same sleeping areas as the students. Dedicated Staff 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 Dining Room. Vegetarian options are always available. Special dietary requirements are accommodated.

Meals Leaflet


Internet is available and an extensive Wi-Fi network across the campus. Students can make and receive telephone calls. There's a Village Shop for refreshments and snacks. Laundry is done for students at least once a week. 24 hour emergency contact service for Parents.

Transfer Service
Transfer Service

Transfers from/to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and St Pancras International Train Station are included in the fees between 09.00 and 18.00 (10.00-17.00 for St Pancras). Students are met by Bede's Staff and Bede's Airport Coordinators provide extra care.


London: 68 miles/109 km

LGW: 44 miles/70 km

LHR: 82 miles/133 km

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Course Aims

  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

Course Outcomes

Attendance Certificate
Academic Report
Academies Certificate (if applicable)
Any special digital Awards or Prizes
Nationality Mix
What Students Thought in 2023
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