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Elac at Eastbourne College

‘A first-class centre in the heart of a beautiful seaside town

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Eastbourne College

Key facts about the centre

  • Town centre campus

  • Seaside location

  • Area of outstanding natural beauty

  • Heritage location

  • Good connections to London

  • Typical Age Range: 12 – 17 years old

  • Multi-National Programme

  • Full board residential accommodation

  • Hot lunches in college

  • Indoor heated swimming pool

  • Extensive sports facilities on campus


Eastbourne and Eastbourne College


Eastbourne is renowned for being one of the most attractive seaside towns in England.  Located next to the South Downs National Park, it enjoys more sunshine hours than most other places in Britain.

Known as a Centre of Excellence for learning English, Eastbourne has much to offer:

  • Excellent shopping centre both indoor and outdoor
  • First-class sports and leisure facilities including lively discos and three theatres
  • A choice of modern multiplex cinemas
  • One of the finest seafront promenades in the whole of England
  • National Parklands (The South Downs) within 1 kilometre of the town including the famous Beachy Head cliffs
  • An extensive leisure marina with its own waterside walks, shops and restaurants
  • Half-hourly, direct train service to London (90-minute journey)
  • Surrounded by many places of historical and cultural interest

Eastbourne College displays the charm and style of a traditional English Independent School, while enjoying first class educational and sports facilities.

Steeped in history, the school was founded in 1867 by the seventh Duke of Devonshire and many famous figures have been educated within its walls.  Elac students now have a wonderful opportunity to take full advantage of the very special environment that a traditional English School of this quality can offer.

The classrooms are spacious and well equipped and the large modern dining hall offers excellent food.  Sports facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, large sports hall/gymnasium, as well as grass and all-weather playing surfaces for everything from football to volleyball and tennis.

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Accommodation at Eastbourne College


Accommodation is in ten houses located throughout the campus and these are no more than a few minutes' walk from all facilities.
Elac house staff are always on hand to ensure thorough supervision of students, especially at bedtime.
Most rooms are singles or twins, with some triples.
Each house has its own security code on the front door.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are taken in the college restaurant.  The excellent menus include vegetarian meals as well as a selection of hot and cold dishes together with a salad bar.
A full English breakfast is served twice weekly with continental breakfast on the other days.

Accommodation EBC

Excursions from Eastbourne



Eastbourne has a quick direct train service to London, and so we make full use of this proximity in our excursion programme: there are three full-day excursions every two weeks, and two of these are full-day visits to London.


Excursion 1 – London
On one occasion you will enjoy a walking tour of the city – the best way to see all the world-famous landmarks.  Whether this is your first visit or not, we’re sure that you will want to have a chance to see Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and much more.  At the end of the sightseeing tour, you will have some free time in Oxford Street (or another location your group has chosen) to visit some shops and buy souvenirs.

Visit the London Town website


Excursion 2 – Brighton

Brighton is a famous seaside resort town a little further West along the coast from Eastbourne.
It has grown considerably over the last 20 years, and was recently awarded City status.

It has lots of attractions, including an extensive beach and seafront, the pier, and excellent shopping around ‘the lanes’.  It is also home to the famous Brighton Pavilion, which you will have an opportunity to visit (entrance is included in the excursion).

Find out more about Brighton



Excursion 3 – London

On the second visit to London, you will have the chance to visit one of London’s many fantastic museums or galleries, including The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum, The British Museum, The Tate Modern, or the National Portrait Gallery.

After the visit, you will again have an opportunity to fit in some shopping, or else soak up the atmosphere of the capital.

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NOTE: For students who stay for longer periods, there will be a range of other full and half day visits, including Canterbury (full day), Hastings, Lewes, Rye (half day).

More information, including full centre addresses, maps and directions is available on Elac's Education website.
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