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Brighton College

Brighton College was selected to England’s Independent School of the Year 2019 by Sunday Times. The stunning Harry Potter style school is in the heart of Brighton with excellent facilities. Students have the option to stay in residence located close to Brighton Station or in friendly host families where they get to practise both their English and learn about British culture.

Quick Facts

Location: Brighton College

Dates available: 28 Jun - 9 Aug

Ages: 13 – 17

Accommodation: Single room with en-suite / Homestay

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978

Living

VOYAGER HOUSE RESIDENCE

  • The residence is part of Bellerbys College
  • Single en-suite rooms arranged in flats of 4-8 students
  • Communal space in each flat
  • Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Rooms are cleaned weekly
  • Laundry is available in the residence building
  • Meals are served in Voyager House canteen. Weekday lunches are served in the dining hall at Brighton College and packed lunches are provided at weekends
  • A deposit of £30 is required upon arrival, replacement of lost room key is £50
  • Wi-Fi throughout

HOMESTAY

  • Twin rooms with shared bathroom
  • Meals: breakfast and dinner are served at the host family. On weekdays students have lunch in the dining hall at Brighton College and packed lunches are provided at weekends
  • Bed linen is provided, but students need to bring their own towel
  • Homestay providers are located within a 45-minute bus journey from Brighton College
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms are cleaned once a week by the homestay provider
  • Laundry facilities will be provided by the family once a week
  • Internet access

Food Options

Breakfast

Residence: Continental breakfast available including juice, tea, coffee, toast, jams, cereal, pastries and fruit. Cooked breakfast is served on selected days.

Students have breakfast in the canteen at Voyager House.

Homestay: Cereals, toast, fruit, tea, coffee

Lunch

Residence: Three courses, 2 main course options including a vegetarian option

Students have lunch in the dining hall at Brighton College.

Homestay: On weekdays, lunch is served in the dining hall at Brighton College. It consists of 3 courses and 2 main course options, including a vegetarian option. Packed lunches are provided at weekends.

 

 

Evening Meal

Voyager House: Three courses, 2 main course options including a vegetarian optionStudents have breakfast in the canteen at Voyager House.

Homestay: Hot meals will be provided each evening at the homestay, e.g., pasta, chicken, beef, pork, pizza, or hamburgers.

Snacks

There are several shops nearby to purchase snacks, drinks and confectionary

Facilities

  • Common room and communal outdoor space at Voyager House and at Brighton College
  • Sports and outdoor activities take part in nearby parks and on the beach
  • 24-hour security at Voyager House

Learning

  • Lessons are taught by professional and friendly English teachers
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week, morning or afternoon
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students are in a class of the appropriate level
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate

Programme Information

Arrival

Residential students will be welcomed upon arrival to Voyager House residence, where they register and receive their room keys so that they can check in to their rooms. Homestay students are taken directly to their host family or collected from Voyager House.

 

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 centre, its facilities and useful information which will help them during their stay.

Homestay students will spend the first evening together with their host family.

 
 

Activities

Activities are organised on days when there are no trips and during the evenings, these activities take place either on-site or near 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 karaoke, talent show and team games

Getting to and From School Activities

Students will travel to Brighton College on the local bus. For activities and excursions, students will travel with local traffic or on private coaches.

Excursions and Trips

FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS

  • London: Students explore this exciting capital city and take a walking tour of central London (Westminster) and visit the National Gallery
  • Canterbury: A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most visited cities in the UK with medieval buildings, especially the gothic architecture of Canterbury Cathedral
  • Windsor Castle: The royal residence at Windsor in the English country of Berkshire is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world! It is notable for its long association with the English and later British royal family and for its architecture.

HALF-DAY TRIPS

 Our students get to explore exciting places such as:

  • Arundel Castle
  • The Seven Sisters
  • The historic town of Lewes
  • Extra Activities: Brighton i360, bowling, Laser Zone
  • Local visits to Brighton with the Sea Life Centre

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS/ACTIVITIES

  • Thorpe Park: A popular theme park with extreme rides and attractions
  • London: Madame Tussauds or Tower of London
  • Portsmouth: Featuring the Historic Dockyard, Spinnaker Tower and the Clarence Pier
  • Extra Activities: Brighton i360, bowling, Laser Zone

3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES

Extra

Each 14-night stay will include 10 afternoon and 8 evening activities, 2 half-day trips to exciting places in the nearby area such as Lewes, Arundel Castle and Seven Sisters. It will also include 2 full-day excursions to London, Canterbury and Windsor Castle.The Homestay programme has some differences to the below programme. On Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday evenings they spend time in their homestays instead of participating in on-site activities.

WEEK 1/4SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun28/ Jul19Jun29/ Jul20Jun30/Jul21Jul1/Jul22Jul2/Jul23Jul3/Jul24Jul4/Jul25
Morning
Arrivals &
Orientation Tour
Testing /Induction
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Full-day trip to London with Westminster
walking tour an National Gallery Visit
Afternoon
Brighton South
Lanes and North
Laine visit
Football/ Ultimate
Frisbee/ Rounders
Optional - Brighton
i360
Half-day trip to Arundel Castle
Brighton Museum
Hunger Games
EveningWelcome NightFilm NightKaraoke Night

Trash Fashion Show

Casino NightDisco night
Kahoot Quiz

 

 

WEEK 2/5SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul 5/ Jul26Jul6/Jul27Jul7/Jul28Jul8/Jul29Jul9/Jul30Jul10/ Jul31Jul11/ Aug1
Morning
Arrivals &
Orientation Tour/
Departures or Brighton Marina or
Optional Thorpe
Park
Brighton Pier
Football/
Volleyball/
Rounders
Churchill Square
photo hunt
Half-day trip to Seven Sisters
Sea Life Centre
Full-day trip to Canterbury with walking tour & Canterbury
Cathedral
Optional - Laser Zone
Afternoon

Testing /Induction

Lessons
Lessons
LessonsLessons
EveningWelcome Night & Team Building Film NightQuiz Night

Talent Show

Brighton's selfie competitionDisco NightBrighton Bingo
Arts and Crafts

 

See sample programme

WEEK 3/6SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul12/ Aug2Jul13/ Aug3Jul14/ Aug4Jul15/ Aug5Jul16/Aug6Jul17/ Aug7Jul18/ Aug8
Morning
Arrivals &
Orientation Tour/
Departures or Stanmer Park or
Optional trip to
London
Testing/Induction
or Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Full-day trip to Windsor Castle
Afternoon

Treasure Hunt

Football/Volleyball/
Ultimate Frisbee
Brighton souvenir
challenge
Half-day trip to Lewes and Anne
Cleeves House
Royal Pavilion
Optional - Bowling
EveningWelcome NightFilm NightDrama Workshop

Trash Fashion Show

Brighton beach quizDisco nightOutdoor Games
Lip Sync Battle

 

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