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 countryside, close to the seaside town 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 young teenagers.
Dates & Fees
The centre is open for 5 weeks in total, from 8 July to 11 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 £975 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.
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 (see Timetable) including English Skills and Explorations. Maximum 14 students per class. Weekly progress checks to monitor students' performance.
8 levels are available, from Complete Beginners (A0) 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 24 July 2018. Trinity GESE Exam on Fri 20 July or Fri 3 August 2018. Exam takes place at Windlesham or Dicker centre. Confirmation of a place on an Exam Course is subject to availability.
Available in Adventure Sports, Commercial Pop Dance, Football, Horse Riding, Indoor Rock Climbing, Performing Arts, Sailing, Singing (Group) 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.
For more helpful information please see our Student Handbook.
Please see our School Rules and Sanctions Poster.
- 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) Use the outdoor environment to learn more
- 6) Develop personal and social skills
- 7) Motivate students to continue learning English after they leave Bede's