Short stay school groups

Short stay school groups

If you are planning to bring a School Group to the UK

We are able to offer excellent accommodation for all your students and tutors staying in welcoming and hospitable family homes.We are delighted to welcome you for a ‘mini sejour’ to one of our Centres from Brighton to Edinburgh and across the UK.

What to expect on a short stay?

  • A great base for exploring the UK. Our south coast locations are all within easy day trip reach of London, Portsmouth and Hastings. Our Cornwall locations are perfect for exploring the south west and our Edinburgh base is at the heart of Scotland.
  • Friendly and experienced host families. Welcoming host families with guest rooms perfect for students and providing home cooked meals.
  • Full board or half board accommodation. Guest house accommodation available for leaders/teachers if required.
  • A dedicated Local Coordinator will meet your group morning and evening to support you with coach movements and any issues/questions you may have.
  • Our Edinburgh base is at the heart of Scotland
  • Our new Northampton Centre which is ideal for visiting Oxford, Stratford- upon – Avon and the Cotswolds
  • All our host families are DBS checked
  • The group leaders/teachers can also enjoy a homestay with our families if required

Short Stays with lessons

Short Stays with lessons are very popular and can be booked at our Brighton and Eastbourne Centres:

  • Lessons are available for 3 or 4 mornings a week and for 3 or 4 hours a morning
  • These lessons are based on “Conversation and Confidence Building” as well as written English
  • Lessons are in modern facilities with our experienced classroom teachers

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Fun & informative lessons

Our English lessons are based mainly around speaking and listening and a small amount of grammar. Teachers will incorporate lots of conversation together with communicative activities, role play and drama. Our aim is to build confidence in vocabulary and pronunciation. Students will also read authentic material such as newspaper & magazine articles, learning about idioms, phrasal verbs and paraphrasing to include the main points. Lessons are fun yet informative thus keeping the attention of the class.

Intensive English – Club Intensif

For Groups looking for a more intensive learning experience our Club Intensif programme offers up to 4 hours of teaching per day. Take a look at an example of the Halloween Club Intensif programme. For additional information and agent’s prices please contact our office.

Our Locations


On the south coast of England and just 1 hour from Central London, Brighton is the perfect base to have fun at the seaside and explore the wonders of our capital city.

Brighton’s location has made it a popular destination for tourists, renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas and a large cultural music and arts scene.

We have family homestay accommodation based around the Brighton area including Hove, Shoreham by Sea, Worthing, Lancing and Steyning.

Brighton is so special

Brighton has also been called the UK’s “hippest city”, and “the happiest place to live in the UK”.

  • Brighton attracted 7.5 million day visitors in 2015/16
  • 4.9 million overnight visitors
  • The most popular seaside destination in the UK for overseas tourists.

Other Locations


There is no better base for exploring the British south coast or the wonderful South Downs National Park than staying in Eastbourne.
One of Britain’s sunniest towns, the traditional seaside resort of Eastbourne is the perfect place to stay and just an hour from London and many of the UK’s major attractions.


Kent is a county in South East England and borders Greater London to the north west. Our centres in Rochester, Sittingbourne and Sheerness  are  ideal to explore the Kent countryside, the coast and London.

Braintree Essex

Within easy reach of Stansted Airport should you fly in, or just off the M11 if you come by coach, then Our centre in Braintree, is just for you. A bustling market town surrounded by picturesque villages set in the most beautiful rolling countryside and within easy reach of London via the M11 or A12. We are 17 miles from Stanstead Airport, so we are always happy to arrange airport pickups for groups who wish to fly.


Edinburgh is a vibrant, dramatic, historic, cultured, cosmopolitan and beautiful city… everything you could possible want for a group and school short stay. Our Scottish courses and homestays are situated in Edinburgh, the heart of Scotland and there is plenty to explore from the historic Edinburgh Castle to the new Scottish Parliament, Holyrood.


The south west of England is the UK’s favourite holiday destination. With great weather, rugged coastline, fantastic beaches, excellent attractions and it’s perfect for a short stay. Our Cornwall English Language Centre is based at Falmouth, a historic fishing port that is close to all the best beaches and attractions.

Contact for a booking & details

Jackie Verrall MD of English Language Homestays
Managing Director of English Language Homestays
Jackie Verrall
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