Elac summer centres:


Elac at St Andrew's School, Eastbourne

‘A fine school in a great seaside town

Key facts
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Centre guide
Centre factsheet
Sample programmes
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Key facts about the centre

  • Seaside location

  • Area of outstanding natural beauty

  • Heritage location

  • Good connections to London

  • Typical Age Range: 14 – 17 years old

  • Multi-National Programme

  • Hot lunches in school

  • Indoor heated swimming pool

  • Extensive sports facilities on campus

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Eastbourne and St Andrew's School


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 Park (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

St Andrews School is a private school closely linked to Elac's other Eastbourne Centre, Eastbourne College.  The facilities are of a very high standard with light, airy classrooms, an excellent dining room, Information Technology rooms and much more.  The school is only 5 minute's walk from the South Downs National Park and is set in its own gardens in one of Eastbourne's best residential areas.

Sports facilities include the school's own playing fields and tennis courts as well as an indoor swimming pool.

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Accommodation at St Andrew's School


Living with a host is the best way to get an insight into another culture and another way of life.

Elac families are chosen with great care by our accommodation officer, and are all known to us individually.  They offer a warm welcome and a secure environment in which to live and practise your English.

St Andrew's School is situated in an excellent residential area, and most of our families live within an easy journey to the school.  Students are taken to and from the centre in private Elac transport.

You will have breakfast and dinner with your hosts, as well as lunches at the weekend.  You have lunch on Monday to Friday in the school.


Excursions from St Andrew's School



Eastbourne has a quick direct train service to London, and so each student will visit London at least once every two weeks.  In addition, we visit other south coast town and the beautiful South Downs.


Excursion 1 – London (full day)
We travel by train into London Victoria (about 90 minutes).  From here, we take the students on a walking tour of the principal sights before lunch.  After lunch they have the option to visit a museum or gallery, or to spend time hunting for souvenirs and bargains in the shopping areas.
Visit the London Town website


Excursion 2 – Brighton (full day)

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.
Please click here to go to that page.