Frequently Asked Questions

Children’s Residential ( 8-12 )

They are energetic, appropriately qualified and experienced in looking after children. They will not only teach English, but also sports and other activities.

Our students come from all over the world. In the past we have children from over 20 different countries enrolled on this course!

Students only need enough money for sweets, souvenirs and presents. Everything else has already been paid for. The Course Director will keep students’ money safe until they need it.

We have staff with first aid training available at all times to deal with emergencies. All but the most minor problems are referred to the local doctor. In the most serious cases arrangements are made to fly the child home. Standard Personal Insurance is included in the course fees.

All the meals are served in the school dining room. Children and teachers eat together. Breakfast usually includes cereal, toast and fruit juice. For lunch and dinner the menu is varied and includes meat, fish, cheese, potatoes, rice, pizza, fruit and vegetables. Vegetarian options are available and we fully cater for all dietary needs. On excursions, everyone will have a packed lunch.

Feeling homesick is quite normal for the first day or so, especially if children have never been away from home before. Our staff are very experienced in dealing with homesickness and will help children through any difficult moments. A full and varied programme usually means that homesickness is quickly forgotten.

We encourage students to use English on all our courses. For this reason, we decide who is going to sleep in which bedroom, so that everyone has a chance to make new friends and practise their English. This means that friends and siblings may sleep in rooms near each other, but not in the same room.

Children’s clothing and towels are washed at least once a week. Please do not bring any expensive or very delicate items. Bed linen is changed regularly.

It gives children the opportunity to make friends from all over the world, while improving their English.