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Roedean Academy

This stunning and prestigious boarding school provides a high-quality learning environment, a wealth of excellent on-site facilities and inspirational views out across the English Channel.

This beautiful school also provides art and dance studios, comfortable boarding houses and a modern dining room where students are offered a healthy and balanced diet.

Quick Facts

Location: Easy access to Brighton and London

Dates: 28th June to 9th August

Ages: 9 – 16

Facilities: Excellent facilities such as tennis courts, an indoor sports hall and an indoor swimming pool

Emergency Number: +44 0000 000 000 (24 hour/7 days)

Accommodation

The two recently renovated boutique-style boarding houses consist of mostly single standard rooms and limited multi-bedded rooms. The boys house is mostly multi-bedded and the girls house is all single standard rooms.

Bedrooms are equipped with a bed, desk, wardrobe and chest of drawers for each student. There are shared bathrooms and showers in each house with a ratio of approximately 1:5.

Boys and girls are accommodated in separate houses or floors and are well supervised by House Parents.

Each house has a common area, which will be open at specific times under supervision. The common rooms have flatscreen TVs and comfortable sofas and games.

Specialised Courses Include

  • Art & Design
  • Climbing & Bouldering
  • Dance
  • Golf
  • Horse-riding
  • Multi Activities
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Intensive English
  • Summer Academic Study

Roedean Facilities

Classrooms

 All the classrooms are located in the main campus and building area of the school at Roedean. Most classrooms have interactive whiteboards or Smartboards and projectors as well as WiFi access. There is a maximum of 12 students in each General English class. Summer Intensive and Summer Academic Study afternoon classes are smaller (6 for Intensive and 8 for Summer Academic Study).

Dining Hall

The bright and modern dining hall is on the ground floor of one of the boarding houses. Students are expected to queue in an orderly manner for the meals.

We can cater for gluten or wheat free, celiac and vegetarian diets. It is important that any dietary requests are made known to us in advance of arrival.

Common Areas

Each boarding house has comfortable common rooms with entertainment and games available. There is also a large hall used for assemblies and sometimes for afternoon activities and evening entertainment. This hall and main common room is used by both boys and girls when having joint activities and social time. 

Internet Facilities

There is Wi-Fi access across the whole campus.

Mobile Phones

Students can bring their mobile phones but must not use them in class or activities unless directed to. Please note that reception can be erratic due to the location of the school.

Shops

Brighton Marina is only a couple of minutes walk away and offers a variety of local, typical British shops and entertainment such as cinema, bowling and mini golf. Students will be supervised when going to the local shops and are only permitted at the discretion of the summer School Management. No students can leave the premises unsupervised.

Academy Shop

A tuck shop (a small shop selling sweets, drinks and other items, outside of usual meal times and snack times) may be open at specified times.

The Academy Office

The EC Academy office is located in the main building near the classrooms and a sub office in one of the boarding houses and is accessible to all students for all enquiries and information or help.

Sports Facilities

There is an excellent sports hall, as well as a number of sports fields. In addition, there are hard surface tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool and astro turf pitches. 

Swimming Pool

There is a heated indoor swimming pool on site for use when a life guard is present at scheduled times.

Laundry

On a specific day each week personal laundry will be collected and washed. It will be returned to the Boarding house the next day to be collected by the students.

Cleaning

Communal areas including bathrooms are cleaned every day. Bedrooms have a deep clean prior to students’ arrival and will be deep cleaned once each week. The deep clean also includes a linen change. Students are encouraged to keep their rooms tidy and to use bins provided.

Towels

Towels are not provided and students should bring their own toiletries.

Safe

All student pocket money and travel documents will be stored in our school safe on arrival. Access will be given at set times to pocket money and all deposits and withdrawals will be recorded. It is vital that the student’s hand in any cash they have on site to be kept safe.

Students have access to a lockable drawer in their room. We cannot take responsibility for items not locked away.

Damage Deposit

£30 will be taken on arrival and returned on departure once damage checks are completed.

Keys

Bedrooms are not lockable at UK boarding schools so no keys are issued. The buildings are secured by a door code which is given to the students on arrival.

Night Security

There is a supervisor at this centre who patrols the grounds and Boarding houses from 11pm to 4am. There is also the usual school security as well as the school CCTV cameras.

Payphones

There are no payphones on campus.

Welfare and Medical

Each Boarding House has a House Parent who builds relationships with all the students in that House. They will be informing the students, waking them up each day, making sure they eat well and are happy and participating. The students can talk to their House Parents about any problems they may have. There will also be a UK state registered nurse visit regularly in case of minor medical issues. If there are significant medical needs we will transport the student to the nearest Doctor or Hospital. The Student/Parent/ Agent is responsible for any off site transport and medical costs in these cases.

Roedean Programme

Mornings

Each weekday morning students will have lessons from 9:00am until 12:30pm. There will be three hours of lessons with two breaks: one for 10 minutes and one for 20 minutes. There will be a snack and drink provided during the 20 minute break.

Afternoons

Each afternoon EC Academy students will take part in their chosen specialist course.

The choice of courses available is:
Art and Design, Horse Riding, Sailing, Multi Activities, Summer Academic Study, Intensive English, Dance, Golf Tennis, Climbing and Bouldering.

It is possible to change course from week to week but it must be confirmed by the agent or parent through Admissions at Head Office by 3pm on the Friday before the Monday of each week. We cannot do course changes from day to day or mid-week except for proven medical reasons.

Each course runs for 8* hours per week in the afternoons between 14:00pm and 16:00pm. From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

Whole school activity - 4 times a week
All students from all courses will participate in a variety of activities that may include: treasure hunt, nature trails, tournaments, sports, Internet time, or other activities. This is a compulsory part of the programme. This one-hour session is an added opportunity for the students to mix and socialise with other students not on their specific course while participating in various sports, activities and interests.

Off-site courses sometimes return a little later so may not participate in all the hour.

*The 8 hours may be over 3 or 4 afternoons depending on school and course provider if external.

Roedean Specialist Courses

MULTI ACTIVITIES

Students on this programme will do a variety of sports and other activities each afternoon. Below is an example of the sports and activities offered over the course of one week. From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 Lunch
AfternoonTreasure Hunt and SwimmingTeam games and swimmingHalf-day ExcursionArt and team gamesMini Olympics and drama
16:30 - 17:30Whole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hour
 Dinner Dinner DinnerDinner Dinner Dinner Dinner 

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

DANCE

Dance offers a varied programme according to each student’s abilities, skills and interests. They will get to showcase what they’ve learned at the weekly Academy Showcase for the other students.

Our teachers are all professionally qualified to teach dance at a variety of levels. Programme focus may be chosen from: Contemporary, Modern jazz, Street, Choreography.

From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 Lunch
AfternoonWarm-up, Level Assessment and Free Movement classContemporary Dance et ChoregraphyHalf-day ExcursionContemporary, Jazz and Street DanceContemporary Dance
16:30-17:30Whole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hour
  DinnerDinner DinnerDinner Dinner  DinnerDinner 

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

HORSE RIDING

Students on the Horse Riding course go to equestrian stables where they learn to improve their riding and stable management skills.

All Horse Riding students receive 8 hours tuition each week. Below is an example of the equestrian skills in the programme.

From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 Lunch
AfternoonLevel Assessment, Stable Management and Riding LessonCross Cross country Lesson or off-oad Hacking in the FieldsHalf-day ExcursionDressage and Stable ManagementMini Gymkhana
16:30-17:30Whole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hour
 Dinner Dinner Dinner DinnerDinner Dinner Dinner 

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

SAILING

This programme gives students the opportunity to take advantage of fully qualified and experienced instructors – accredited by the Royal Yachting Association.

Students will take to the water on the English Channel. They will learn basic nautical skills as well as getting to sail in a variety of boats. Buoyancy aids are provided. Students will be awarded RYA level 1 dinghy certificate, or higher depending on their level.

From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 Lunch
AfternoonLevel Assessment, Knot Practice and SailingRigging Theory, background and sailingHalf-day ExcursionLaunching and landing the boatPractise new sailing techniques and manoeuvres
16:30-17:30Whole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hour
  DinnerDinner Dinner Dinner DinnerDinner Dinner 

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

ART AND DESIGN

Students choosing the Art and Design course are taught by a professional art teacher and will receive 8 hours of tuition each week.

Below is an example of the art skills in the programme.

From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 Lunch
AfternoonStill Life Painting and History of Arts StudiesSketching in the local environmentHalf-day Excursion
 
Printing and sculptingScreen Printing and Exhibition of Works
16:30-17:30Whole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hour
  Dinner DinnerDinner DinnerDinner Dinner Dinner 

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

Golf

Students choosing golf are taught by a professional PGA golf instructor at a local golf club for 8 hours each week.Below is an example of the golf skills in the programme.

From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 Lunch
AfternoonVideo Assessment, Plan and ClinicPersonal work stations, group clinic, the full swingHalf-day ExcursionGroup clinic, the short gameAssessment with video analysis, course instruction
16:30-17:30Whole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hour
  Dinner DinnerDinner DinnerDinner Dinner Dinner 

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

INTENSIVE ENGLISH

Students will join the General EFL classes in the morning in groups of no more than 12 students per class. In the afternoon they will move into smaller classes of maximum 6 students and focus on more intensive learning. They will receive 8 hours a week of the intensive sessions.

Below is an example of the Intensive English programme.

From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 Lunch
AfternoonPronnciation and grammarLanguage skills and project workHalf-day ExcursionFluency and pronunciationDebate
16:30-17:30Whole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hour
 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner DinnerDinner Dinner 

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

SUMMER ACADEMIC STUDY

Students receive 23 hours of English tuition each week. All lessons will be in classes of 8 maximum students and will include out-ofclassroom learning such as local field trips as well as classroombased learning. Subjects covered will depend on the teaching staff available but may include history, geography, maths, science, food technology, well-being etc.

At booking stage, you will be asked to complete an online level test and if unsuccessful, you will be asked to choose a different course

Below is an example of the Summer Academic Study programme.

From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day Excursion

 
Full-day Excursion
 
9.00-10.00MathsMediaMathsFood TechnologyScience
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10HistoryMediaHistoryFood TechnologyScience
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LiteratureGeographyLiteraturePhilosophyGeography
 Lunch
13:55Environmental ScienceScienceHalf-day Excursion


 
MathsArt
14:55BreakBreak
15:00ArtScienceEnvironmental SciencePhilosophy
16:00Break and Tuck shopBreak and tuck shop
This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.
 

 

CLIMBING AND BOULDERING

Let your mind, body and soul climb on some of the best indoor walls created for specialist climbing. Over 4 days students will take part in a varied programme of climbing and bouldering for 2 hours each day. Located in state-of-the-art facilities available with the support of experienced and qualified instructors, students will enjoy:
 
Principles of Climbing 
Safety, Harnessing, Belaying, Catching and lowering and more.

Bouldering Techniques 
Crimping, matching, planning your routes and more.
 

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 Lunch
AfternoonIntroduction: safety, level assessment and initial climbing session Indoor sport climbingHalf-day ExcursionBouldering session: problems and circuitsBoudering session (and/or indoor sport climbing), mini comp and fun session
16:30-17:30Whole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hour
   Dinner    

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

The Meal Plan

Breakfast is a combination of continental and cooked 7 days a week and includes fruit juice, cereals, toast, croissants, preserves, tea and coffee. A full English breakfast usually includes bacon, egg, mushrooms as well as the continental option above.

Lunch includes a main meal as well as a salad bar and either a dessert or fruit. There is always a vegetarian option available.

Dinner includes a main meal as well as a salad bar, bread and either a dessert or fruit.

Below is an example dinner menu:

  • Chilli turkey with basil and coconut cream or vegetable lasagne
  • Stuffed mixed vegetables
  • Salad bar
  • Fruit jelly and cream or fresh fruit

Barbeques will take place instead of the main evening meal once a week (weather permitting). It consists of burgers, chicken, jacket potato, salad bar, a vegetarian option and drinks.

Packed lunches are given to students on Saturday and Sunday when they go on their full-day excursions. They consist of a roll or round of sandwiches, plain water, biscuit/chocolate or health bar, fruit and crisps. Snacks are given to the students twice a day on weekdays and once in the evening at weekends. They consist of

health food bars or fruit or similar items and a drink. Fresh drinking water is available all day on-site.

07.45-.8.30 BREAKFAST
11.10-11.30

MORNING SNACK  (Monday to Friday)

12.30-13.15 LUNCH
17.30-18.40 DINNER
(At weekends this is 18.30 - 19.15 as they are returning from excursions)
22.00-23.00 EVENING SNACK (earlier for young students)

 

THE EVENINGS AND EXCURSIONS

Students will participate in a variety of evening activities on site as well as occasional off-site trips. The evening activities include swimming tournaments, inter house tournaments, sports, local visits, arts nights, boys and girls nights, karaoke and discos among other things. Some of these off-site trips could be to the cinema, bowling or laser quest or local food or shopping outlets.

The main larger excursions take place every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. They are by coach, train or minibus.

Roedean Sample Programme 2020

This is a sample programme of the six week period. The destinations and activities may change due to operational reasons.

See sample programme

 WEEK 1, 28 Jun - 4 Jul SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 MorningArrivals
Testing/induction
or lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Windsor and
windsor castle
 Afternoon
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity

 

Brighton city tour
and i360

 

Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
 Evening
Tournament/
multi sports
House night
games
Indoor sports
Karaoke

Nature trail/

marina visit
Arts and crafts
Inter house
tournament
Inflatables and
Academy carnival
Indoor sports
Showcase/
fashion show
Themed disco 


 

 

 WEEK 2, 5 Jul - 11 Jul SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Portsmouth:
HMS Victory and
Gunwharf Quays
Testing/induction
or lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
London:
River Cruise and
Westminster
Walking tour
extended day
 Afternoon
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity

 

Brighton pier and
walking tour

 

Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
 Evening
Tournament/
multi sports
House night
games
Indoor sports/
Karaoke
Trampolining/
Bowling
Inter house
tournament
Nature trail/Marina visit/
Indoor sports
Showcase/
Academy Talent show
Themed disco 


 

 

 WEEK 3, 12 Jul - 18 Jul SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 MorningThorpe Park
 
Testing/induction
or lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Port Lympne
Wildlife Park

 
 Afternoon
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity

 

Brighton City and
Royal Pavillion

 

Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
 Evening
Tournament/
multi sports
House night
games
Indoor sports
Karaoke

Nature trail/Marina visit

Arts and crafts
Inter house
tournament
Inflatables and
Academy carnival
Indoor sports
Showcase/
fashion show
Themed disco 


 

 

 WEEK 4, 19 Jul - 25 Jul SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Windsor and
Windsor Castle

 
Testing/induction
or lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
London:
London Eye and
Walking Tour

 
 Afternoon
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Brighton city
and the Laines

 

Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
 Evening
Tournament/
multi sports
House night
games
Indoor sports /
Marina visit
Karaoke
Trampolining /
bowling
Inter house
tournament
Inflatables and
Academy carnival
Indoor sports
Showcase /
Academy
talent show
 
Themed disco 


 

 

 WEEK 5, 26 Jul - 1 Aug SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Portsmouth:
HMS Victory and
Gunwharf Keys

 
Testing/induction
or lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Canterbury Tales
and Walking Tour

 
 Afternoon
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity

 

Brighton city tour
and i360

 

Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
 Evening
Tournament/
multi sports
House night
games
Indoor sports
Karaoke

Nature trail/ Brighton Marina visit

Arts and crafts
Inter house
tournament
Inflatables and
Academy carnival
Indoor sports
Showcase/
fashion show
Themed disco 


 

 

 WEEK 6, 2 Aug - 8 Aug SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Thorpe Park

 
Testing/induction
or lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
London:
Madam Tussauds
and Walking Tour

 
 Afternoon
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity

 

Brighton city tour
and i360

 

Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
 Evening
Tournament/
multi sports
House night
games
Indoor sports
Karaoke
Trampolining /
bowling
Inter house
tournament
Trampolining /
bowling
Showcase/
fashion show
Themed disco