Lancing College, founded in 1848, is located on a hill with wonderful views of the sea and city of Brighton. The famous gothic chapel, with its air of magic and mystery, is of national importance and the campus extends across 550 acres / 220 hectares of beautiful countryside. The College is built around two quadrangles in a similar style to the Oxford and Cambridge university colleges and has some excellent facilities. This location is 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 13 to 18 yrs. Maximum 230 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 including English Skills, Enrichment and Research Project. Maximum 14 students per class. Weekly progress checks to monitor students' performance.
6 levels are available from Elementary (A1-2) to Proficiency (C2). Entry test on Monday with a speaking, grammar and writing component. Complete Beginners are not accepted.
Students may choose to study a subject instead of the daily Sports & Activities (6 hrs per week). Subjects available: Economics, English Literature, History, International Relations, Management, Maths. Each subject running for 3 hours per week. Supplements are payable.
The Cambridge FCE & Cambridge CAE exams are available for students aged between 13-17 years. Dedicated exam preparation in place of English Skills and Enrichment. Cambridge FCE: 2 or 3 week programme available (exam on Thurs 26 July 2018). Cambridge CAE: 3 week programme available (exam on Thurs 25 July 2018). Exams takes place at Dicker centre. Confirmation of a place on an Exam Course is subject to availability and to a satisfactory online placement test.
Available in Adventure Sports, Dance (Commercial Pop), Drumming, Fashion Illustration, Film & Animation, Flying, Football, Golf, Horse Riding, Photography, Sailing, Scuba Diving Beginners, Scuba Diving & Open Water, Tennis. 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 (available soon).
Please see our School Rules and Sanctions Poster.
Tennis courts, sports hall, squash courts, playing fields, astro-turf pitch, drama theatre, dance studio, art studio and café. The swimming pool will be closed in 2017 for refurbishment but swimming will be offered at an external swimming pool.
Separate accommodation on campus for boys and girls. Most bedrooms have 1 or 2 beds. Some larger bedrooms with 3-7 beds are available. Storage space is available. Bathrooms are shared. Where students share their bedroom, it will be with children of a similar age and from a different country. Most boarding houses have their own communal space for students to relax. See our Accommodation Flyer and Accommodation Policy.
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. 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 and limited a Wi-Fi network covering some boarding houses. Skype is available. Students can make and receive telephone calls. Lancing Cafe for refreshments and snacks. 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.