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Bedes Handcross Summer School

Address: London Rd, Handcross, Haywards Heath RH17 6HF, United Kingdom

Description Bedes Handcross Summer School

  • Established: 1992
  • Location: Handcross, UK
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: 1800
  • Type of training: summer school.

Bedes Summer School in 2017 celebrated its 25th anniversary, and all this time it provides students with an amazing linguistic, social and cultural experience.

Today, Bede's educates more than 1800 students from 6 to 20 years old from about 50 countries, offers a fully inclusive summer program with placement in 7 beautiful boarding schools and universities in southeastern England in July and August.

Every day, students participate in a carefully planned curriculum in English, sports, entertainment, evening entertainment, excursions that improve English and communication skills, develop interpersonal, social skills.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Bedes Handcross Summer School

Program name
05.07.2020 -20.08.2020
from 1 250 £ / week

Young influencers (10-14 years old)

The Young Influencers program offers a problem-based and project-based training program that is an alternative to traditional English lessons. Intensive training (16 hours / week) attracts curious young people focused on the development of 21st century skills - imagination, critical thinking of creative methods, blogging, YouTube channels, creating videos and animations. This course offers a unique optional full-day excursion on Wednesdays. Maximum 14 students per group.

Tuition for the full course of study includes a return transfer from selected airports (at any time of the day) and travel insurance.

Program Objectives:

  • Improve all language skills in English
  • Gain confidence in English speech
  • Get to know the British way of life
  • Raise awareness and knowledge of 21st century communication methods and tools
  • Develop soft skills - collaboration, imagination, personal and social qualities
  • Motivate to continue learning English after they leave Bede's.

Program Results:

  • Certificate of attendance
  • Course folder
  • Activity Diary
  • Special awards or prizes.

Accommodation, housing and food

Bedes Handcross Summer School offers boys and girls in separate bedrooms for 3-6 students. Students share their bedroom with children of the same age from different countries, which helps them communicate, speak English, and make friends. Bathrooms are located on each floor and are shared. Bede employees live in the same boarding houses as students, staff is available for students around the clock. Each house has a teacher who is responsible for organizational issues, provides comfort and well-being. A common room with a TV, books and board games is open during your free time.

Meals are included in the price of the weekly package:

  • Healthy and wholesome breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday
  • Morning and evening snack (fruit, cake, mini sandwich, juice, milk)
  • Vegetarian option, special menu for students with food intolerances, religious restrictions
  • Two options for hot dishes and a salad bar.

Bede's menu is a mixture of typical English and international cuisine, and the availability of other food is a great opportunity to try new, typically English dishes, to get acquainted with the culinary traditions of other countries. On excursion days, students are offered a packed lunch / dinner: a sandwich, roll or roll (for example, cheese and ham, chicken salad, tuna and sweetcorn), a snack (for example, a cereal bar), fruit and a drink.

Events Bedes Handcross Summer School

Bedes Handcross Summer School offers a rich program of extracurricular activities that allow you to continue studying outside the classroom, play sports or have fun.

  • Every evening, a program of activities is offered to help camp participants make new friends and develop social skills and work out language skills in real speech situations. Types of entertainment: African drums, dances, karaoke, mini-olympiad, music quiz, pantomime, talent show, treasure hunt.
  • Excursions are a mandatory part of the program: attractions, shops, entertainment centers.
  • Trips on Wednesdays - evening trips or half-day trips: visiting local attractions, nearby cities, country parks, a forest, a museum, a pier, a master class in pottery painting, trampolining.
  • Saturday excursions are full-day trips that include cultural, tourist or leisure trips to London or sightseeing.
  • Sunday excursions - trips to the local seaside city, Brighton or Portsmouth, where students can walk along the beach, dine in the park or shop.


  • Bedes Handcross Summer School provides participants with the opportunity to develop academic, social and personal skills, ensures that each student improves their English skills, understanding of different cultures.
  • The center is located in the south-east of England and offers accommodation in beautiful places on excellent conditions. The optimal ratio of teachers and students allows you to be attentive to each student.

Equipment Bedes Handcross Summer School

Bedes Handcross Summer offers students well-equipped classrooms and leisure facilities. The school has everything necessary for leisure, sports and a comfortable stay:

  • IT room
  • Tennis courts
  • Sport halls
  • Golf course
  • Swimming pool
  • Playgrounds
  • Internet in your free time
  • Laundry is organized twice a week.
  • Skype and phone calls to parents.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The center is open for 6 weeks, from early July to mid-August. Students can arrive any Sunday and depart any Saturday.

Recommended minimum stay is 2 weeks. The optimal duration of the programs is 3-4 weeks.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Age range from 10 to 14 years.
  • The minimum English level for this course is A2 (Pre-Intermediate).

Scholarships Bedes Handcross Summer School

A 10% discount is provided on the weekly cost of the package for stays of 5 weeks or longer.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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