FAQs

We are always very happy to answer your questions concerning the Summer School, no matter how small they might be. Please see below for a selection of regularly asked questions that we have received in the past. Should you require any additional detail, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

FAQs

What clothes should my child bring?

Your child should bring clothing that will enable them to take part in all activities provided. We recommend the following:

  • T-shirts
  • Trainers
  • Sports trousers
  • Jeans
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pyjamas
  • Towel
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Jumper
  • Shorts
  • Backpack

Do I need to provide a deposit?

Yes. £30 is required from all students as a security deposit.

How much pocket money will they need?

We recommend £50.00 per week.

Is your campus safe?

Our campus is very safe. The campus has an onsite security team and additional security provision which monitors the grounds 24/7. All boarding houses have secure entries and everyone onsite is required to wear a Felsted I.D badge.

Do you have a medical centre on site?

Yes, there is a medical centre on site which will be open and staffed during the Summer School.

How many staff do you take on excursions and what are their roles?

We have one staff member for every 12 students on excursions. Their role is to guide and supervise students during excursions, assist students where necessary and ensure their safety while off site. There will be a member of the management team at each excursion to coordinate this.

Who lives in the boarding houses with the children?

Staff members live in the boarding houses with the children. Academic, activities and management staff members all live on site during the Summer School. Only female members of staff live in female boarding houses, and male members of staff in male boarding houses.

What/when do the children eat?

Students eat three meals per day in the dining hall. Breakfast at 7.30am, lunch at 12.30pm and dinner at 6.00pm. Refreshments are also made available at break times.

Children are offered a variety of meals throughout each week and different dietary needs can be catered for; a sample menu can be provided upon request. A on-site coffee shop sells drinks and snacks, alongside a drink and snack vending machine. Children may also arrange to visit the village shop if needed.

How many children are there per class?

There is a maximum of 12 students per class.

How many nationalities do you have? Which ones?

We have had over 20 different nationalities attending the Summer School. These have included Argentinian, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Nigerian, British and Indian.

Can my child have a single room?

We try to accommodate all room requests where possible, but we cannot guarantee a single room for all students.

Can my child share with a British student?

There will be British students on the programme and attending lessons and activities with all children attending the Summer School. We cannot guarantee they will share a room with a British child, but we do mix nationalities within double and dorm rooms to ensure English is the language spoken.

Can my child share with someone from their own nationality.... etc.

In order to give your child the best experience here and to improve their English language skills to the maximum we recommend that they share a room with someone from a different nationality, however all room requests will be considered.