Vinehall School is situated just outside the small village of Robertsbridge, close to Battle and the seaside town of Hastings. The centre is housed in a traditional country house constructed in 1830 and has many modern facilities. The campus, which is surrounded by beautiful countryside, extends over 47 acres / 19 hectares. With its secluded and safe location, Vinehall is perfect for younger students.
Dates & Fees
The centre is open for 5 weeks in total, from 9 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 8 to 12 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 are 20 hours of lessons per week (see Timetable) including English Skills, Enrichment and Explorations. Maximum 10 students per class. Weekly progress checks to monitor students' performance.
7 levels are available, from Beginners (A1) to Proficiency (C2). Entry test on Monday with a speaking, grammar and writing component.
Available in Animal Management, Fishing, Horse Riding, Piano, Rookie Lifeguard, Stage & Screen and 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. See our Academy Prospectus.
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 or Thurs 3 August 2017. Trinity GESE exam on Fri 21 July or Fri 4 August 2017. Exam takes place at Vinehall or Dicker centre. Confirmation of a place on an Exam Course is subject to availability.
A number of native English speakers will join the programme and live alongside the international students to help develop their English and enhance their understanding of British culture.
For more helpful information please see our Student Handbook.
Please see our School Rules and Sanctions Poster.
Tennis courts, sports hall, swimming pool, golf course, adventure playground, astro-turf, playing fields, drama theatre, common room, IT Suite
Separate accommodation on campus for boys and girls. Cheerful and spacious bedrooms with 4 to 10 beds. One larger bedroom is available. Storage space is available. Bathrooms are shared. Students share their bedroom with children of a similar age and from different countries. See our Accommodation Flyer, Overnight Excursion 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 1:3). 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. 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.