Windlesham House, founded in 1837, was the first school in the country to be established as a Preparatory School. It lies in grounds extending across 65 acres / 26 hectares of South Downs countryside in West Sussex, close to the coastal resort of Worthing. The spacious campus creates a real sense of freedom and this, combined with its secure and safe location, makes Windlesham an ideal centre for teenagers.
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 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 £950 per week.
Age range 11 to 15 yrs. Maximum 150 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. See Excursion Schedule.
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.
There are 20 hours of lessons per week including English Skills and Explorations. Maximum 14 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.
All students participate in a daily Adventure Activity such as Survival Skills, Orienteering, Treasure Hunt, Problem-solving or Nature Trail.
The Cambridge KET and Trinity GESE exams are available. Dedicated Exam preparation in place of English Skills and Explorations (Cambridge KET) and Adventure Activity (Trinity GESE). Minimum 2 week course. Cambridge KET Exam on Tues 25 July 2017. Trinity GESE Exam on Fri 21 July or Fri 4 August 2017. Exam takes place at Windlesham or Dicker centre.
For more helpful information please see our Student Handbook.
Tennis courts, sports hall, swimming pool, playing fields, astroturf, drama theatre, 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 1:5). 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: 54 miles/86 km
LGW: 31 miles/51 km
LHR: 58 miles/93 km