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Classic Coastal Arrival and First Day


Emergency Number

(For use outside of office hours only)

+44 (0) 7823411344


From 15th June 2019 uLessons are held at EC Jurys Inn and at EC Brighton College

From 17th June until 28th June
EC Young Learners Jurys Inn
101 Stroudley Road
From 29th June until 16th August
EC Young Learners Brighton College
Eastern Road
University of Brighton Residence
Varley Park Accommodation
Coldean Ln, 
BN1 9EN, 




Airport Transfers

  • Students must arrive on Saturday and depart on Saturday between 08:00 - 20:00, otherwise an extra transfer fee will apply. 
  • Information regarding arrival time, flight number, airline, name of airport and terminal number must be sent to EC Head office at least seven days before the students’ arrival. If this information does not reach us within the stipulated time EC will not be responsible for providing airport transfers to the student and will not offer any compensation to students who have not been collected because of this.
  • Airport transfers are compulsory unless students are accompanied by a guardian.

Student Arrivals

Students are met in the Arrivals Hall by an EC representative holding a sign with the school logo (“EC Young Learners”). If students cannot find the EC representative at the airport, they should call the EC emergency number. It is also vitally important that if students miss their connection to the UK, they call the emergency number to inform the EC Young learners team that they have been delayed.

Students are then taken either to meet their host family or directly to their residence. Please note that some arrivals, especially Saturday arrivals to Heathrow/Gatwick airport between 08:00 - 20:00 will be grouped in taxis, hence the average wait before departing from the airport is 1 hour.

EC staff

EC employs Staff specifically for the Young Learners Summer Programme. These benefit from a rigorous in-house training programme. Their role is to ensure that students have an enjoyable and safe stay and provide constant support to International Leaders.

YL Programme Manager
YL Activity Manager
YL Academic Manager
YL Teachers
YL Activity Leaders
YL Residence Supervisors

First Day

On Sunday students must arrive at school by 09:45 am latest. All students must present their passport/ID on arrival at the school on their first day as proof of identity. The first day at school will be as follows: 
EC Brighton Classic Coastal - Sunday:
09:45 Arrival at the learning centre
10:00-10:15 Welcome talk
10:15-11:45 Placement test
11:45-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-15:00 City Orientation
19:30- 22:00 Welcome night*
*Only for campus students
Any student unable to attend their first day on Sunday should arrive at the learning centre on Monday by 08:30.
•08:45 - 09:00 Welcome talk
•09:00 - 10:30 Placement test
•10:45 - 12:15 Lessons
•14:30 Orientation tour
•19:30 Join fellow students for film night


Welcome Pack

Students will all be given a Welcome Pack, containing a map with directions to the school, and important information such as the time they need to be at school on their first day.

Homestay students will receive their Welcome Pack at their homestay and Campus students will be given theirs on campus. The Welcome Pack for Day Programme students will be sent to their accommodation, provided that the address is given to EC pre-arrival.

Welcome Talk

The students will be given a welcome talk by the Academic Department where timetables, lessons and academic information are explained. The Programme Manager will then go through and explain the leisure programmes and activities. 

Placement Test

When students arrive at school they sit for a placement test which assesses their grammar & vocabulary. Speaking and listening skills are also assessed. The test takes about 1.5 hours to complete and its purpose is to help the school place students in the appropriate class at the right level. This will allow the students to make the most of their time and help the teachers plan the lessons according to the students’ linguistic needs.