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Classic Coastal Ovingdean Campus


This colourful seaside town is one of the UK’s friendliest and most unique learning destinations. With its pebbly beach and smell of fresh fish and chips in the air, Brighton offers student the perfect laid-back vibe for the learning experience.

Classic Coastal Ovingdean Campus

What's Included

  • General English course - 20 lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 minutes)

  • End of course certificate

  • Supervised activity programme (per week):
    -5 half-day activities and 4 evening activities
    -1 full day (excluding departure week)
  • Maximum 15 students per class

  •  International classes

  • Full board accommodation

  • Course materials

Dates available

  • 01 July - 12 August, 2017


  • 13 - 17 years

Emergency Number

  • +44 (0) 7823411344

Students will be staying on the campus of Ovingdean Hall College, located in the village of Ovingdean which is only a 25 minute bus ride away from the city centre

Ovingdean is a small, formerly agricultural village within the city of Brighton and Hove with a population of about 1200. Ovingdean Hall College has all the facilities for students to study and socialise in.

Accommodation Address

Ovingdean Halls

Travel time from airport

Heathrow: Approx. 1 hr 40 min.
Gatwick: Approx. 40 min.

Arrival day


Departure day


Getting to school & activities

  • English lessons are located on-site.

  • In order to attend all activities, students must purchase a bus pass.

  • A weekly bus pass costs approx. £25 per week (subject to change)


All meals on school days are served on campus, and students are supervised by social leaders. On the weekends students are given a packed lunch.

To find out more about what kind of food students can expect, click here


A selection of cereals, croissants, rolls, preserves, yoghurt, fruit, tea & coffee, fruit juice.


Choice of one or two hot dishes (including a vegetarian option), salad, bread roll, yoghurt or fruit dessert. Carton of juice or water.

Packed lunch

Packed lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday, and on full-day trips.


Choice of one or two hot dishes (including a vegetarian option), mixed salad, bread roll, dessert, yoghurt, juice or water.

Dietary Requirements

If students have specific diet requirements (e.g. Gluten free / vegetarian / Halal), EC must be informed of this prior to the student's arrival.



EC must be advised upon booking of any medical conditions, allergies or medication that needs to be administered to students.

Students must have adequate health, accident and travel insurance while attending any of our programmes which must be acquired prior to their arrival.European students travelling with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to free public healthcare. All other students are required to pay to see a doctor should they need to, and a doctor's visit costs approximately £60.

Transfer details

Airport transfers are compulsory unless students are accompanied by a guardian.


Room Type
  • Single en-suite room
  • Multi-bed room -students in multi bed rooms are placed with other students of the same gender.
  • Single room: en-suite bathroom
  • Multi-bed rooms: shared bathroom (ratio of 1 bathroom per 4 or 6 students)
Board status
Full board

Rooms include

  • Bed/s and chest of drawers
  • Storage space
  • Study desk
  • Reading lamp
  • Mirror
  • Notice board


Free Wi-Fi is available on Campus

What to expect from the accommodation

  • EC Live-in supervisors
  • 24 hour Security
  • Chill out room


EC employs staff to supervise students on campus.


Bed linen is provided and changed on a regular basis. Students should bring their own towels. Linen and towels will be washed once a week.


Bedrooms and bathrooms will be cleaned once a week.


Laundry facilities are available on campus for free. Students may use the laundry facilities when supervised by residence staff, and washing powder is provided.

Learning centre

Ovingdean Halls

Course: General English
20 lessons per week (a total of 15 hours)
1 lesson = 45 minutes

  • The course will help improve English language skills by focusing on the key areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. A strong focus is placed on speech and using the language confidently and fluently.
  • Lessons are engaging and designed especially for young learners. Teachers aim to satisfy any interest, with a focus on communication to boost students' confidence when using English in practical situations. Regular tests and conversation classes help to ensure that students improve their English as much as possible.
  • Our dedicated and professional teaching staff provide feedback and support and help students build confidence to speak English.

If the school is busy, EC will utilize a Double Banking timetable. Put simply, students attend morning sessions of classes one week, the next week they attend afternoon sessions.

First Day

EC Brighton Ovingdean campus Progamme - Sunday:
07:30-08:30 Breakfast
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 Party

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

Campus facilities:

  1. Theatre
  2. Heated indoor swimming pool
  3. All-weather court
  4. Basketball court
  5. Playing fields

Maximum Class Size



All students must attend school on a daily basis unless they are genuinely indisposed (due to illness, for example). In the case of a student falling ill an EC member of staff will accompany the student to a doctor or A&E.

Educational materials

Students should bring their own notepaper and pens.

Please view programme for each week here and the full monthly activity calendar here

Sample Programme
  Morning Afternoon Evening
S Arrivals
S Welcome Talk & Placement Test Brighton Orientation Tour Welcome Party
M Themed Lessons Brighton Pier Film Night
T Themed Lessons Football/Ultimate Frisbee/Cricket/Arts & CraftsQuiz Night
W Themed Lessons Laser ZoneTalent show & Team Challenges
T Themed Lessons Half-Day Trip to Seven Sisters Country ParkEvening on campus
F Themed Lessons & Project Work Royal PavilionEC Neon themed disco night
 S  Full Day Excursion to London

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur.
Linked course Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they learnt in class that day



Our new Engish Plus options allow students to enjoy an even more personalised and fulfilling EC Experience. Plus Programmes are exclusive to our UK centres and offer Young Learners General English classes combined with not-to-be-missed sporting, academic, cultural, life skills, and artistic options, depending on where you child is studying. To view the relevant programme calendar, please click the corresponding link below:

English Plus Watersports
English Plus Exam Preparation

Welfare, Rules and Disciplinary Action

Curfew times

  • Ages 13-17: 10pm

Alcohol consumption

Any EC student on the Junior Programme caught consuming alcohol during their stay risks being expelled from the school and repatriated to their home country. No alcohol consumption is permitted during the programme regardless of age.


The consumption of any illegal drugs will result in the immediate expulsion and repatriation of the student and the possible intervention of the police.


Smoking is NOT accepted at any time during the programme.

Customer Complaints

At EC, we endeavour to provide our students with the highest possible level of service. If, however, a student is dissatisfied with any aspect of their programme with EC, we ask that they inform us immediately. Most problems are small and can be quickly resolved by our staff members. During the first week of school, all students are sent an Initial on-line Course Evaluation form, in which they are asked to evaluate various aspects of their stay, such as tuition, accommodation and leisure. The form also allows students the opportunity to bring to our attention anything that is not to their satisfaction should they feel unable to speak to us directly. Solutions to any issues will be provided and all necessary parties will be notified when applicable. Students are also requested to complete an on-line End of Course Evaluation form at the end of their stay such that they have the opportunity to provide EC with general feedback before returning to their home country.

Accommodation Rules

  • Students must keep their room neat and tidy, including making their own bed every morning, and tidying up after themselves.
  • Curfew times must be respected by all students
  • Students who are not living in the residence are not allowed to enter in any of the rooms
  • Girls are not allowed to stay in the boys’ rooms and vice versa
  • Smoking is NOT accepted at any time
  • 13-15 years old students are only allowed off campus during EC Supervised activities
  • Students are liable for any damages/breakages to school and accommodation property


EC reserves the right to expel and repatriate a student at his/her own expense for any of the following reasons:

  • Possession of any illegal drugs
  • Drinking or bringing alcohol on to any EC premises
  • Malicious damage to school property or place of accommodation
  • If the student is a danger to his/her own safety or that of other students
  • Breaking English law
  • Repeated failure to attend academic lessons and/or social activities

In any of the above circumstances the student is informed that their stay is going to be terminated with immediate effect. Simultaneously EC informs the student’s agent of the student’s behaviour and the course of action to be taken. The earliest flight available is booked at the student's expense and an EC staff member accompanies the student to the airport to ensure that the student leaves the country. Following such action EC will terminate all relationships with the student and will be unable to take further responsibility for the student. No refunds will be given to any students who have been expelled.

Course Certificate

Students must attend all lessons and organized activities in order to receive their End of Course Certificate. Students will receive their certificate on the last day of the course.

Students are liable for any damages/breakages caused to school property. Payment for damages must be effected immediately and the residence staff will not allow the students to leave the residence unless payment has been made. A damage deposit form must be completed on the first day of school. If students do not have a credit/debit card of their own, it is important that they bring details of a relative’s/friend's credit/debit card, with a letter of authority to use this card.

In order to manage student behaviour, EC staff may issue a formal warning, notify parents, ban students from an activity or withhold the End of course certificate, if the student misbehaves.