Driving through the gate of Handcross Park and up the long drive, our students find themselves in 50 acres of stunning Sussex parkland and extensive playing fields. The setting is truly wonderful with much of the grounds laid to superb gardens and open areas. The facilities at Handcross Park, which is just 12 miles from Gatwick Airport, are excellent and offer the space, opportunities and the technology our students require for a first-class summer programme.
Dates & Fees
The centre is open for 6 weeks in total, from 9 July to 19 August 2017. 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 £1,025 per week.
Age range 10 to 14 yrs. Maximum 50 students per week from different countries. Limits for each nationality to ensure a good mix.
There are 20 hours of lessons per week (4 hours per day) including English Skills, Enrichment and Explorations. Maximum 10 students per class. Weekly progress checks to monitor students' performance.
The Organic Garden will be used to teach students about the care of chickens and growing herbs and vegetables; the Forest School will be used to stimulate students' curiosity for the natural environment.
7 levels are available, from Beginners (A1) to Proficiency (C2). Entry test on Monday with a speaking, grammar and writing component.
The Cambridge YLE and Trinity GESE exams are available. 5 hours of dedicated exam preparation in place of Enrichment. Minimum 2 week course. Cambridge YLE exam on Weds 19 July, Thurs 3 August or Thurs 17 August 2017. Trinity GESE exam on Fri 21 July or Fri 4 August 2017. Exam takes place at Handcross or Dicker centre.
For more helpful information please see our Student Handbook.
Tennis courts, sports hall, swimming pool, 6-hole golf course, playing fields, drama theatre, common 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 1:4). Individual attention provided. There is a surgery led by a qualified nurse several times a week and access to a doctor if required. View 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. 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: 50 miles/81 km
LGW: 13 miles/21 km
LHR: 52 miles/84 km