Bede's Summer School
Contact Neil Firman
Address Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3QH
Region South and South East England
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Telephone +44 1323 356688
Fax +44 1323 848188
Website www.bedessummerschool.org
Email summer.school@bedes.org
Facebook facebook.com/bedessummerschool/
Twitter @BedesSummerNews
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Description of centre

Bede’s Summer School, part of St Bede’s School Trust, has been running high-quality residential programmes since 1993. Today, Bede’s offers 6 different types of programs at 7 locations.

English Courses
Bede's Summer School courses, for students aged from 6 to 20 years, runs in 7 centres (Lancing, Dicker, Windlesham, Handcross, Claremont and Eastbourne).
In the morning, students typically have English Lessons with 17.5 to 25 hours of English per week in groups of 10- 14 students maximum per class. In the afternoon there are sports, art, drama and clubs with a full programme of entertainment in the evening and 2 excursions / 1 trip per week.
Sports Academies are available in Adventure Sports, Animal Management, Ballet, Basketball, Commercial Pop Dance, Fashion Design, Film and Animation, Flying, Football, Golf, Horse Riding, Masterchef, Performing Arts, Photography, Swimming and Tennis Academic Academies are available for students at Dicker and Lancing: Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, Debating, Economics, English literature, Essay Writing, International Relations, Management, Maths, Presenting, Problem-Solving and Science. Students accommodation is on campus.

We offer a Day option at Eastbourne (6-11) and Dicker (12-17) and Parent Course at Eastbourne.

At Bede's, Cambridge exams, PET, FCE & CAE, the Trinity College Graded Exam in Spoken English (GESE) and IELTS preparation and exam courses are available (centre dependant).

English Companions will join the programme at Claremont & Windlesham to help develop students competencies in English.

Dance and English
This course is for 12 to 17 year olds and takes place at Bede's Dicker. Students have 12.5 hours of English tuition and 17 hours of Dance tuition per week. This is an exclusive 2 week course. Previous ballet experience in essential.

English For The Future
This programme is for 15 to 20 year olds and takes place at Sussex University Brighton. There are 25 hours of lessons per week including English Skills, Communication Skills and Academic Insight.
IELTS preparation and exam course available. There are optional evening and weekend social events, sports and trips in which students are encouraged to participate.

  • Course information
  • English Plus at Dicker

    Course type F. Vacation courses for young learners
    Months Open July, August
    Course Length 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months, 1 year
    Age group 12-16, 16-18
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £1000 and over
    Class size 14
    Beginners accepted? Yes
  • English Plus at Lancing

    Course type F. Vacation courses for young learners
    Months Open July, August
    Course Length 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks
    Age group 12-16, 16-18, 18-22
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £1000 and over
    Class size 14
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Little Explorers at Eastbourne

    Course type F. Vacation courses for young learners
    Months Open July, August
    Course Length 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks
    Age group Under 12
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    Course hours 16-20
    Tuition fees £1000 and over
    Class size 10
    Beginners accepted? Yes
  • Young Influencers at Handcross

    Course type F. Vacation courses for young learners
    Months Open July, August
    Course Length 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks
    Age group Under 12, 12-16, 16-18
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    Course hours 16-20
    Tuition fees £1000 and over
    Class size 14
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Adventures in English at Windlesham

    Course type F. Vacation courses for young learners
    Months Open July, August
    Course Length 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks
    Age group Under 12, 12-16, 16-18
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    Course hours 16-20
    Tuition fees £750-999
    Class size 14
    Beginners accepted? Yes
  • Adventures in English at Claremont

    Course type F. Vacation courses for young learners
    Months Open July, August
    Course Length 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 16-20
    Tuition fees £1000 and over
    Class size 14
    Beginners accepted? Yes
  • Legat Dance at Dicker

    Course type F. Vacation courses for young learners
    Months Open July
    Course Length 1-2 weeks
    Age group 12-16, 16-18
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    Course hours 11-15
    Tuition fees £1000 and over
    Class size 14
    Beginners accepted? No
  • English For The Future

    Course type E. Vacation courses for adults
    Months Open August, September
    Course Length 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £1000 and over
    Class size 14
    Beginners accepted? No

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