Frequently Asked Questions
One of my students has special dietary requirements. Can the centre cater for specific dietary needs?
Yes, we can. All our centres can cater for different dietary requirements as long as we are told in advance at the time of booking.
Do I have to pay any deposits?
> In the UK: At most UK summer school centres a £50 refundable damage deposit is taken when every student arrives at the centre.
> In the USA: At all US summer schools the combined key and damage deposit is $100
Can a student share a room with a friend?
Yes, this can be arranged once the group arrives at the college as long as the students are of the same sex and the college has twin or multibedded rooms available.
Is there a place where valuables can be kept at the centre?
Yes, there is a safe where pocket money, passports and all other valuables can be kept for you during your stay.
If a student finds their English Lessons too difficult or easy can they change their level?
Yes, they can. Their teacher will monitor their progress carefully and can move them to a different learning level at any time that is right for them.
Is there internet access at the school?
Yes, normally it is available although sometimes at an extra cost.
What happens if a student breaks the rules?
The rules of behaviour are outlined in the Student Handbook and Group Leader Manual.
Behaviour which is not permitted includes:
> Smoking anywhere is forbidden
> Bullying. We welcome students from all different backgrounds and parts of the world. Any student found discriminating on the basis of nationality, sex, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability or age may be asked to leave the school.
> Graffiti and damage to the site
> Disregard of the curfew
> Misuse of fire equipment
If you do not follow the rules, we reserve the right to discipline you. The punishment will depend on the seriousness of your bad behaviour; here are some punishments that we may use:
> Lose free time
> Not give you a certificate
> Contact your parents
> Ask you or your parents to pay damage or to cover costs
> Send you home
> Contact the police
Should you need any other information, pls. ask us.