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Embassy Gatton Park

Royal Alexandra and Albert School
Quick Facts

Our centre is located at Royal Alexandra and Albert School in the ground of Gatton Park. The land is part of a country estate of 450 acres of beautiful parkland in the county of Surrey. The school is set in a charming, rural scenery about an hour's drive from central London. All students have access to excellent facilities at the centre such as a sports hall, an indoor swimming pool and a tennis court. 

Location: 
Royal Alexandra and Albert School
Dates available : 
5 Jul – 9 Aug
Ages: 
8 – 17
Accommodation: 
Multi bedded dormitory style rooms / Twin rooms with en-suite
Emergency Number: 
+44 7771 845978

Living
Dormitory rooms ranging from 2 - 6 students per room of 2 - 6 students per room. Located in boarding houses
One large bathroom per boarding house with numerous toilets and shower cubicles
There's a limited amount of twin en-suite rooms available
Communal lounges in each boarding house
Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
Laundry available in all boarding houses, free of charge
Wi-Fi available throughout
Computer suite available in the evenings
Rooms are cleaned weekly
Common areas and bathrooms are cleaned daily
Linen changed weekly, students must bring their own towel
Food Options
Breakfast: 

Continental including juice, coffee, toast, cereal and fruit. Full English Breakfast provided on the weekends.

Lunch: 

2 courses, 3 options including a vegetarian and halal options, large array of salad bowl options and fresh fruit.

Evening Meal: 

2 courses. 3 options including vegetarian and halal.

Snacks: 

Small tuck shop is available for students to buy drinks and snacks.

Facilities
Each boarding house has a large, comfortable common room with TV, DVD and an array of games such as Table Tennis and Pool
Tennis courts and indoor sports hall
Indoor swimming pool
Extensive grounds for games and activities
Covered basketball court
Performing Arts centre

MEALS

Meals are provided in a large self-service dining hall.


Learning
Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
20x45 minute lessons per week, morning or afternoon
Placement test on the first weekday following arrival to ensure students in appropriate level
Maximum 15 students per class
Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
Modern classrooms with interactive whiteboards
Classrooms are located throughout the campus
Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate

Programme Information
Arrival: 

Student will be welcomed upon arrival at the Embassy Summer Office next to the Dining Hall where they will register and get their keys so that they can check-in to their rooms.

Welcome: 

On the first evening, there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet staff and other students and get to know more about the campus, its facilities and useful information which will help them during their stay.

 

 

Activities: 
Activities are organised in-between lessons and during evenings. These activities could be on-site or near to the centre. These may include:
  • Sports such as football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball
  • Daytime activities such as scavenger hunts and drama workshops
  • Evening activities such as themed discos, talent shows and team games
Getting to and From School Activities : 

Our students travel by coach for all activities and excursions outside the centre.


Excursions and Trips
HALF-DAY TRIPS
Our students get to explore exciting places such as Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace and Rochester Cathedral, as well as local visits to Redhill.
FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS
London: Visit this exciting capital city and explore the best it has to offer, such as a walking tour of Westminster, visit to the National Gallery, British Museum, the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and Oxford Street shopping.
Brighton: A vibrant and historic seaside city, Brighton students will take a walking tour of the city and visit the Sea Life Centre.
Oxford: Students take a walking tour of this iconic university city and get to visit one of its famous colleges.
Windsor: Students get to explore the charming, historic market town of Windsor and visit Windsor Castle, home to the Queen of the United Kingdom.
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
Thorpe Park: enjoy extreme rides and attractions at this popular theme park
Legoland: a whole day of fun with endless rides and attractions
Chessington World of Adventure: zoo and theme park with roller coaster and water rides
3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES
Extra
Each 14 night stay will include 2 half-day trips to nearby towns and attractions and 4 full-day excursions to other exciting towns such as London, Oxford, Brighton and Windsor. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.
This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and trips shown may change.
 
 WEEK 1/4 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 MorningArrivals & activities on siteTesting/ Induction or LessonsLessonsFull-day trip to London with Westminster walking tour & National GalleryLessons LessonsFull-day trip to Oxford with walking tour and college visit
 AfternoonArrivals & activities on siteRedhill Town Orientation Walk LessonsFull-day trip to London with Westminster walking tour & National Gallery Half-day trip to Kew GardensSchool Assembly/ Summer Colour Run Full-day trip to Oxford with walking tour and college visit 
 EveningWelcome Games or QuizEurovision KaraokePhoto Scavenger Hunt/ SwimmingKahoot QuizSwimming/ Dodgeball & BasketballSummer Party Disco Football Tournament/ Blind Date

 

 WEEK 2/5 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 MorningArrivals/ Activities on-site or optional trip to Thorpe ParkRedhill Town orientation walk or on-site activitiesFull-day trip to London with Natural History or Science Museum & Hyde ParkLessonsHampton Court PalaceSchool Assembly/ Disco Preparation & Mini Olympics Full-day trip to Brighton with walking tour and Sea Life Centre visit 
 AfternoonArrivals/ Activities on-site or optional trip to Thorpe ParkTesting/ Induction or LessonsFull-day trip to London with Natural History or Science Museum & Hyde ParkLessons LessonsLessonsFull-day trip to Brighton with walking tour and Sea Life Centre visit
 EveningWelcome Games ant Treasure HuntPop Idol Karaoke The Great Egg Drop/ Culture ClubSwimming/ International QuizTalent Show/ Ultimate FrisbeeMasquerade Disco Take Me Out/ Film Night 

 

 WEEK 3 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 MorningArrivals/ activities on-site or optional trip to Legoland WindsorTesting/ Induction or LessonsLessonsFull-day trip to London with British Museum visit & Oxford Street Shopping LessonsLessonsFull-day trip to Windsor with walking tour and Windsor Castle visit
 AfternoonArrivals/ activities on-site or optional trip to Legoland WindsorRedhill Town orientation walk or on-site activities LessonsFull-day trip to London with British Museum visit & Oxford Street ShoppingRochester Cathedral School Assembly/ Disco PreparationFull-day trip to Windsor with walking tour and Windsor Castle visit
 EveningWelcome Games and Quiz X-Factor KaraokeMurder Mystery/ SwimmingTrashion Fashion Show Embassy Theatre Show/ QuidditchSuper Star DiscoFilm Night/ Speed Dating

 

STUDENT WELFARE
We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy Summer centres so you can rest assured students are well looked after. Members of staff are available 24 hours a day.
Student Services:
Our student support staff can help you with:
Accommodation
Airport transfers
Information about local services
Assistance with individual and personal problems
Emergency contact
Medical
If a student needs medical attention an Embassy staff member will help make an appointment. Group leaders must accompany the student to an appointment. An Embassy staff member will accompany any student that is not part of a group.
 
LOCAL DOCTOR
Moat House Surgery. Worsted Green, Redhill RH1 3PN, Tel: +44 1737 642207

LOCAL HOSPITAL
East Surrey Hospital, Canada Avenue, Redhill RH1 3PN, Tel: +44 1737 768511
 
LOCAL DENTIST
Reigate Dental, 47 West St, Reigate RH2 9BZ

INSURANCE
If a student does not have insurance, guard. me insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer
 
SAFE
A safe will be available for the storage of passports, travel documents and deposits.

 

In Case of Emergency
A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:
+44 7771 845978
Office Address
Embassy Summer Schools
Royal Alexandra and Albert School c/o
Rocky Lane
Gatton Park
Reigate RH2 0TW