Eastbourne

The English school in Eastbourne 

The English school in Eastbourne, founded in 1954, is located in the former home of the Duke of Devonshire, Compton Place, an elegant eighteenth century mansion with a garden of 13 acres and only 15 minutes walk from the city center and from the beach. 

Being a medium-sized English school, it is very easy to meet people and make friends. 

Mix of nationalities:

In 2014 the school welcomed students of many nationalities: 34% Europeans, 31% Eastern Asia, 19% Far East, 16% Latin American, 1% from the rest of the world.

 

School Facilities 

  • 25 classrooms 
  • Library and study room
  • Tennis Court. 
  • Football field, baseball, badminton and basketball. 
  • Wifi connection and computer room
  • A large garden
  • Dining room
  • Maximum Capacity: +360 students

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Library doesn´t have  Library
  • Computer room doesn´t have  Computer room
  • Cafe doesn´t have  Cafe
  • Tea or coffee machine doesn´t have  Tea or coffee machine
  • Garden doesn´t have  Garden
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Student lounge doesn´t have  Student lounge
  • Prayer room doesn´t have  Prayer room
  • Kitchenette doesn´t have  Kitchenette
  • Support deparment for the students doesn´t have  Support deparment for the students

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Holidays

  • 01/01/2017
  • 02/01/2017
  • 25/03/2017
  • 28/03/2017
  • 02/05/2017
  • 30/05/2017




Accreditations

The school is accredited by:

UKBA Highly Trusted Sponsor for TIER 4 visa

BRITISH COUNCIL

ENGLISH UK


Strongest Points

  • Eastbourne is a small and welcoming city with an elegant promenade.
  • It is well known as one of the sunniest places in England
  • It is 90 minutes from London by train and 1 hour from Gatwick airport

Study English in Eastbourne

With nearly 4 million visitors a year, Eastbourne is one of the most popular villages in the south-east coast of the country: the sunniest part of Britain.
The city is famous for its beauty, its unique atmosphere and a fantastic lifestyle. By day, it offers a wealth of things to do, from various sports to shopping in the busy city center or walk the 5 miles of promenade. At night, you can enjoy the many pubs, restaurants and nightclubs, cinemas and its 5 theatres. It is also an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Sussex and its Old Town location.

Eastbourne is known for being one of the sunniest places in England, thanks to its location by the sea on the south coast, it is an ideal place to study and relax.

It is just 90 minutes from London, 1 hour from Gatwick and 2 hours from Heathrow Airport.

Things to see and do in Eastbourne

Culture

  • Discover the history of the city by visiting the old town.
  • Take a walk on the beautiful path on the south coast.

Leisure

  • Afternoon activities during the week.
  • You can play tennis, basketball, badminton and football in school.
  • Spend time in the trendy shops, restaurants and bars.
  • Enjoy summer barbeques on the beach.

Trips

  • Excursions every weekend.
  • Trips to London, Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge ...
Useful Information

Eastbourne web page
Page Tourism
Maps of the main city of UK
Map of Eastbourne


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Standard course for morning

Class timetable: Monday to Friday from 09:15 to 12:45

This course focuses on practicing the fundamental language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

Perfect for

Ideal English course to combine studying and holidays, since you have free time in the afternoons to study on your own, sightsee or relax with friends.

Additional information

The objective of the English course in Eastbourne is to allow the students to communicate effectively in English, increasing their confidence and fluency, improving their level.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  16

Intensive course

The structure of the course is 20 lessons of the standard course in the morning, + 8 communication skills lessons in the afternoons

Class timetable:

  • Morning 9:00 to 12:45 (4 daily lessons with 15 minute break) 
  • Afternoon: Monday to Thursday from 13:45 to 15:15 (2 daily lessons with 15 minute break)

Perfect for

Ideal English course for those who want to progress quickly

Additional information

The structure of the course is very similar to the standard course. The afternoon classes are based on communication and are focused around practicing listening, speaking and writing.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  28
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  16

For IELTS Preparation Course

The structure of the course is 20 lessons of the standard course in the mornings + 8 lessons of IELTS preparation in the afternoons

Timetable of class:

  • ​Morning from 09:15 to 12:45 from Monday to Friday: General English
  • Afternoon from 13:45 to 15:15 from Monday to Thursday: IELTS Preparation

We recommend a duration of 4 weeks

Perfect for

Ideal for students that need to improve their level to pass IELTS

Additional information

During these classes, you will learn strategies and practice exam simulations.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  28
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  16

Cambridge FCE or CAE intensive preparation course

The structure of the course is 20 lessons for the standard course in the mornings + 8 lessons of Cambridge exam preparation in the afternoons. 

Timetable:

  • Mornings 09:00 to 12:45 - General English
  • Afternoon 13:45 to 15:15 - Cambridge exam preparation

We recommend staying for 10-12 weeks 

Perfect for

Ideal for students that need to improve their level to pass the Cambridge exam

Additional information

This course is a combination of specific classes to pass the Cambridge exam, as well as general English classes.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  28
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  16

Combined Standard English course + Business English course

The structure of the course is 20 standard lessons in the mornings + 8 Business English lessons in the afternoons 

Timetable: 

  • Mornings from 09:00 to 12:45 from Monday to Friday: general English
  • Afternoons from 13:45 to 15:15 from Monday to Friday: Business English 

Perfect for

Ideal for professionals that need to improve their English level

Additional information

In this combined course of English and Business, you will be focusing on your language skills and practice things necessary to communicate effectively in Business and professional situations.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  28
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  16

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Extra-curricular Activities

Extra curricular activities 

Every week at school, a very full and varied social programme is organised. 

This list is just an example: 

  • BBQ parties, international nights 
  • Pubs, dance nights and salsa 
  • Skating, sports like football, tennis, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, ... 
  • Trips to the beach 
  • Museum Tours 
  • Trips to other cities in the United Kingdom ... 
  • and more.
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Accommodation

Family

Family is ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in a different culture. All of the families have been selected personally, taking both the cleaning and the treatment and the interest shown towards the students into account, so they will be available to help and advise at any time. Homestay accommodation includes half board every day (breakfast and dinner) and "lunch" on weekends.

Availability: All year

Room Type: Single and double rooms (for those that travel together)

School distance: 20-35 minute walk

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels it has Towels
  • Breakfast it has Breakfast
  • Half Board it has Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Shared house

This accommodation option is best for those students who want more independence. It is a home to share with 3, 4 or 5 more people with a shared bathroom. You will share with other students who may be Spanish or any other nationality. 
Bathroom and kitchen: Shared between 3-4-5 people 

The bedroom will be cleaned before your arrival, but after this, you and the other students are responsable for keeping the house clean. You should bring your own towel, shampoo, shower gel etc. and you will be preparing your own food. There is a washing machine but you should buy your own detergent. 

Internet: The majority of the houses have internet. 

Check In: ​​Sunday from 10:30 to 21:00 
Check Out: Saturday from 10:30 to 21:00 
 

Availability: July and August

Room Type: Single bedroom

School distance: between 15 and 30 minute walk

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

How to get there

To get to Eastbourne we suggest flying to one of the London airports. All airports are well connected to the city of Eastbourne by train or bus.

From London Heathrow Eastbourne Airport, depending on the day and traffic, the route can have a duration of 2 hours. There is no direct bus from Heathrow to Eastbourne so you have to catch a bus to Gatwick and catch a train to Eastbourne. It takes 50 minutes to arrive and the trains are regular.


More information about trains to Eastbourne Click here

From London Luton or Stanstead

You will need to take a bus to the centre and change there, if it's your first time we do not advise it.
For students using Eurostar, we recommend changing trains at Ashford International Station to a quicker one, direct to Eastbourne.

You also have the option to get to Eastbourne with the London Bus Company 'Megabus' from Victoria Station. Hours vary by day and the prices depend on when you book the ticket online. They are very inexpensive and operate daily. The website is: www.megabus.com / uk

 

Families live a 5-10 minute taxi ride from Eastbourne train station.



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